Rose is so sexy...
D Rose is ahead of schedule fellas. Its just being kept on the D-L for marketing and sensationalizing purposes through media and merchandising.
In that recent interview with Ms. Shrug-all-the-time on ESPN Rose says that he's running, doing shooting drills, and doing box jumps. He says (in other interviews) that he feels stronger than ever, especially with how he's worked hard on his core like never before.
His only remaining rehab is mental, really. If Shumpert is coming back in December than Rose should naturally be game-ready by mid January maybe earlier. Rose is stronger than Shump, and the fact that the Bulls did not rush him into surgery is only a good thing when comparing their rehab's.
I mean, I'm definitely completely ignorant of ACL injuries. But doing box jumps, running, set up shooting drills, You can't tell me that rose is still 4 months away from being game-ready, or longer, or a season-shut down. Give me a break!
I wonder if he is ready to go by christmas will they play him or hold him out a little more, just for precautionary reasons.
I think he will be back by January at the latest at this point... The fact that I saw him on the court before the preseason game doing shoot arounds and without the knee brace has me extremely optimistic
And then you look around nowadays at athletes and how they return faster after ACL injuries, the outlook is pretty good
We will see Rose soon
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He's on that AP track.
ray:ray:all i want for christmas is rose in a bulls uni!
Do we play on Christmas? If so and Rose is ready, he should come out in a Santa suit during intros.
My brother tore his ACL 3 times. The first time he tore it he was running for a pass in football, and he leaped for the ball and landed in a puddle on his left leg. His body kept going forward and his leg buckled. He rushed back early playing soccer after 5 months, and he tore his ACL again, which turned out to be a faulty procedure cuz it didn't take much to tear.
This time he took the recommended time off, which for him was 6 months, and he really rehabbed it. He came back stronger than ever and was more agile than I've ever seen him by a long long shot. After 3 years of that leg holding up, we were playing football again, and he caught a screen pass. The defender pursuing the play tripped and fell right as my brother caught the ball and turned around. He fell right into that same knee and with my brother going full speed his leg stopped and his body kept going. He tore his ACL for the 3rd time. He actually finished out the season with his knee double braced and played pretty good. The doctor told him that his knee didn't go due to any weakness. It tore because of the impact. As a ACL tear Regular, my brother agreed that there was nothing he could do that would have prevented it to not tear. It was purely impact.
Basically my point in all of this is, with proper rehab, and hard work, you can easily come back 100% from an ACL. When comparing work ethic, doctors, trainers, and so on between my brother and Derrick Rose, I have know doubt in my mind that Rose will come back stronger than b4. I know my brother did, and Rose is about infinity times more likely to come back stronger than my brother did.
BTW my brother took 8 months off this year, and he's back to playing football. Only problem is, he got a little outta shape during this rehab because when he realized he was going to be out of sports for a long time again, he decided to get his torn labrum fixed that was torn for 6 years. I doubt Rose will be getting out of shape, so I am 100% certain that Rose will be back sooner than the experts think, and he will probably only need a few weeks to get back into the rhythm of the game!!!