As soon as Chicago Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose went down with a torn meniscus, the team announced that a decision on his return will be made after his surgery. Following the repair of the knee tissue, the Bulls announced that Rose would miss the rest of the 2013-14 season. Rose addressed the media on Thursday for the first time since his injury, and hinted at a potential comeback in the playoffs.
“I mean if I’m healthy and the situation is right, I’m going to be back playing [this season],’’ Rose said. “If I’m healthy and my meniscus is fully healed, of course I’ll be out there playing. But if it’s something totally different and the outcome is not how I would want it to be there is no need.’’
It’s nice and all that Rose wants to help his team this season. However, there are a whole lot of “ifs” in that statement. If everything is in order and Rose feels he is 100%, he’ll come back. At this point it seems highly unlikely that he will. He opted to repair the meniscus instead of removing in, so the soonest he could return would probably be somewhere around playoff time. Throwing a rusty player who is coming off back-to-back serious knee injuries into postseason action would not seem like the smartest of ideas by the Bulls.
Check out Bulls tickets for the remainder of the season to cheer on Chicago while their MVP is out. And hopefully you’ll be able to see him in the playoffs soon!