Bulls coach eye second half of season return for Derrick Rose

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Derrick Rose is right on schedule in his rehab from ACL surgery and may return in the second half of the season.

This was announced by Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, who added that Rose will have to take his time for the come back.

“He’s doing a lot, but he hasn’t done anything with contact,” Thibodeau said. “So we’re going to go step by step. First he has to get into practice and he has to practice well for a while. And then we’ll move on from there.”

Rose tore his ACL on April 28 during a playoff game, and underwent surgery May 12. He was expected to be out eight to 12 months. He’s been shooting and running for a while.

Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf has said he won’t allow Rose to return until he’s 100 percent.

Even with Rose out, the Bulls (14-10) have maintained the lead in the Central Division.

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