Jerry Reinsdorf Says Derrick Rose Won't Be Rushed Back | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Bulls Won’t Rush Derrick Rose Back Until He’s 100%; May Sit Out Season

by Robert Littal | Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2012

My personal feeling is that Rose should sit out the entire season.

Hopefully, the Bulls would get a lottery pick and then they can start fresh with the 2013-14 season. There is no reason to rush Rose back onto the floor, it wouldn’t be prudent on their part.

I’m not going to let him back until the doctors tell me that it’s absolutely safe for him to come back,” Reinsdorf said on ESPN 1000′s “Talking Baseball” on Saturday. “I made that mistake with Michael Jordan years ago where I think we let him come back too soon. It worked out OK, but it might not have. This time I’m not going to make that mistake. Until the doctors say he’s 100 percent and they put their reputations on the line, he’s not coming back.”

“The doctors told us that it would be eight to 12 months from the time of the surgery,” Reinsdorf said. “Surgery was the middle of May. That means the earliest possible time he’ll be back would be the middle of January. If it’s 12 months, then he’ll miss the whole season. We just don’t know. The reports are very good. They say he’s ahead of schedule. He’s doing all the rehabbing he’s got to do. We’ll see. In the meantime, I think we’re going to have a pretty decent club.”

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