Derrick Rose has undergone successful surgery and will return to practice October 7th, according to Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report.
Rose's follow-up exam went well. Bulls expect him back with the team at practice Wednesday.
— Sean Highkin (@highkin) October 3, 2015
Phew, Bulls fans can take a sigh of relief as the former MVP looks like he will be ok after all.
Wow! Derrick Rose is out indefinitely after suffering a freak accident during the first day of training camp. Rose was reportedly hit in the face with an elbow and the injury WILL require surgery. Taj Gibson spoke on the situation, hinting that it may have been him who had delivered the crushing blow.
“He got a little elbow,” Bulls power forward Taj Gibson said. “We don’t know the [severity] of it, but hopefully he’ll be fine. I know he’s tough. But it was one of those plays, especially in practice, where everybody’s going hard. It’s just tough.”
“I don’t know,” Gibson said. “It might have been me, but it’s just one of those plays where everybody’s going so hard and it’s real physical out there, so hopefully he’ll be OK.”
Hoiberg said that Rose “looked great when he was out there”, but also commented it was “a good, hard elbow” to the face.
Derrick will undergo surgery for this injury and will be sidelined indefinitely. Rose also commented on the situation and said that he still believes he is one of the best players in the game:
“I can’t get caught up into that, I know I’m great. It’s a lot of people that don’t know I’m great, that’s the thing. But it’s cool. I know I can hoop. You can put me anywhere, and I know how to play the game of basketball.”