DEERFIELD, Ill. – Injured Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is not quite ready to return from his knee injury, coach Tom Thibodeau said Friday.
The former MVP point guard continues to practice without restrictions, but his return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee remains up in the air.
Well see when hes ready, Thibodeau said. Hes getting there. Hes not quite there yet.
ESPNChicago.com reported Friday that Roses doctor has cleared him to play, but he has told the team he wont until he can dunk with confidence off his left foot. Thibodeau said a decision hasnt been finalized yet.
Asked whether Rose would be allowed to play if he felt he was able, Thibdodeau said: Well cross that bridge when we get there. Were just going day by day.
He was also noncommittal when asked whether he expects Rose to play this season, saying the Bulls are prepared either way.
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