Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau provided an update on the status of injured point guard Derrick Rose prior to Wednesday night’s game against Golden State at the United Center.
Thibodeau said that while Rose is making continual progress in his recovery from November’s season-ending surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the former league MVP still isn’t close to practicing with the Bulls.
“Nah, basically the same. Doing a little bit more. He’s moving along, but nowhere close to practice,” Thibodeau explained. “He’s doing some running, yeah. So he’s off the [zero-gravity] treadmill. Still on it at times, but his full weight now and doing lateral slides, and things like that. But nowhere near practicing or anything like that.
“He’s out for the season. I don’t know what else you guys want,” the coach continued, growing frustrated with the line of questioning. “And again, I think that’s a step-by-step thing. He’s doing great, he’s out for the season. Nothing has changed there and in the end, if it makes sense for him to practice, that’s what he’ll do. But he’s doing great.”