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The news was like a slap in the face, and I’m not even a Bulls fan. In fact, I hate the Bulls. But what did Derrick Rose do to deserve being on the sidelines for a full year? The basketball gods have dealt the young man a cruel fate.
ACL injuries are never a quick fix. But most of us probably expected Rose to be back on the court for the 2012-13 season — give or take a month (or two). But according to ESPN, Rose will be lucky if it makes it back for next year at all.
Dr. Brian Cole, who performed Rose’s ACL surgery, had this to say about the star point’s recovery time:
“We’re at this point very optimistic. … We think of recovery as the long process that’s in stages. But the short answer is the time frame we believe an athlete of this caliber generally requires is about 8-12 months. Sometimes shorter, sometimes longer.
While he will be at hopefully a very high level at 12 months, it still may take slightly longer for him to be at his pre-injury level. That’s not uncommon for athletes of this caliber.”
So, make that a potential 12 months-plus until we see the old Derrick Rose again, if ever. If that’s the case, then is Chicago is in serious trouble. They could only muster one win out of the next five games against the Sixers after Rose went down, and — though they played well enough without Rose during the regular season — they are certainly not an elite team without the former MVP.
Of course, Rose was not the only point guard to injure his knee in the playoffs and get such a dire prognosis. But for some reason, being out a year made sense for Baron Davis — that dude is like, old. Rose is young and fresh and full of vigor. And he rocks. Players who rock should not be on the sidelines for that long.
And we thought this shit was depressing? Things are getting worse and worse for the Windy City. Best wishes to Derrick Rose for a speedy, but complete, recovery. See you when we see you, dude.
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