According to ESPN: Good news! Derrick Rose is back and expected to get more playing time. Derrick Rose is expected to play some fourth-quarter minutes on Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, which would mark the first time he has done so since returning Wednesday against the Orlando Magic after rehabbing a meniscectomy on his right knee. Rose, who missed almost six weeks after the procedure, has played about 20 minutes per game in his first two appearances since his return.
Derrick Rose stands at 6 feet 3 inches and plays at point guard for the Chicago Bulls. Rose has established himself as one of the most athletic point guards in nba history, but his injuries have some worried about how the Bulls will get through the playoffs without their star point guard.
Let’s recap Rose’s NBA season so far:
On October 29, 2014 – Rose returned from injury to play in the Bulls’ season opener against the New York Knicks and recorded 13 points and 5 assists in 21 minutes of action.
On January 14, 2015 – Rose went on to score a season-high 32 points against the Washington Wizards before being ruled out again with another knee injury a month later. Up to this point, Rose had appeared in 46 games, the most he’d played since the 2010–11 season.
On February 24, 2015 – It was announced Rose required another round of surgery on his right knee and was ruled out indefinitely. An exam and subsequent MRI confirmed a medial meniscus tear of the right knee.
On February 27, 2015 – It was announced that there was a possibility of Rose returning toward the end of the season after he underwent successful surgery and was ruled out for just four to six weeks.
April 8, 2015 – Rose returned to action after a 20-game absence, and working on a minutes restriction, he was 3-of-9 from the field and finished with nine points in 19 minutes as the Bulls lost to the Orlando Magic.
“We’re going to add another segment to it, so we’ll see how it unfolds,” Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said after Saturday’s shootaround. “He handled the first two (games), which was good. So we’re going to go from there.”
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