Feb 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) before a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Derrick Rose officially out for the season...again

Over the weekend, Mitch Lawrence (of the New York Daily News) reported that he was hearing that the Chicago Bulls were expecting Derrick Rose to be ready to play once the playoffs start in a few weeks.

Yesterday, just before the Bulls win over the Indiana Pacers, coach Tom Thibodeau reiterated that Rose is indeed still out for the entire season.

Rose suffered a torn medial meniscus back in November, but still hasn’t been cleared to play — mostly because they don’t want him to return to the court this season. I think.

[Associated Press via HoopsHype]

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was asked if there was a chance Rose could return for the playoffs. “No,” he said. “He’s doing a little bit more, he’s coming along (and) doing some things in practice. But he’s out for the year.”

Before it turns out to be the disaster that was the “will he or won’t he” mess that occurred last season heading into the playoffs, it appears that Thibodeau is putting it to rest before it even gets any chance at peaking. Good for him.



Tags: Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose NBA Nba Injuries NBA Rumors

  • Leroy Boyd

    Mitch Lawrence does not know whats happening in NY but he knows what’s going on with the Bulls who are as secret as the CIA. Come on Mitch tell us what Melo is going to do.

  • Brian

    Rose is a little B*tch…. It’s funny you get paid millions of dollars and can’t see the court? What are you doing for your contract? I know it doesn’t take that long for you to get better from a torn meniscus. I’ve torn mine twice while in the military as was back at work in a week, fully recovered in a month after the 2nd surgery, 2 weeks after the first time… I also know there’s pro nfl running backs that have had the surgery and played after 2 weeks… Earn your keep! Thanks for holding the team together Noah! Cuz the supposed man that was drafted to do it won’t even get on the court…
    Noah = heart
    Rose = free pay check