Don’t expect Derrick Rose or the Bulls to announce he’ll sit out the season

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There have never been so many non-update updates to an injury situation as there have been with Derrick Rose this season.

It speaks to both the player’s popularity, as well as to how much he means to the city of Chicago and the Bulls franchise.

And all of that, combined with Rose’s work ethic and desire to get back on the court in any capacity, is why it’s highly unlikely that either he or the Bulls would officially announce that he won’t return this season.

From K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:

Derrick Rose disputed the theory he’s waiting until next season to play so that he can return without a minutes limit and said he would keep open the option of returning from knee surgery even during a Bulls’ playoff run.

“Oh, no,” Rose said, when asked if he’d announce he’s sitting out this season. “I’m keeping it…

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The Madness Continues

March Madness is back this weekend with the first game already underway. The Wichita State Shockers and Louisville Cardinals are at halftime with the Shockers leading by one point. The second game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Syracuse Orange will follow. Both games should be very exciting. The winners will play Monday night for the NCAA championship. This is always one of the most exciting times of the year. Some people still have brackets they are worried about, while other people are just watching some great basketball. If you don’t have anything else to do, turn on CBS to see some great games and don’t forget about the championship on Monday night. 

Close, But Still No Answer

Bulls’ coach, Tom Thibodeau, said Derrick Rose is “close” to coming back, but there has still been no decision made by Rose. There are only eight games left in the regular season, so if he is going to come back, now would be the time. If he’s not coming back during the regular season, then there is not really a point to make his season debut in the playoffs because he would not be helping the team. The Bulls have had a handful of injuries and getting everyone healthy should be the number one concern, so waiting for next season would be the best bet. 

John Wall Backs Derrick Rose

John Wall Backs Derrick Rose

Washington Wizards point guard, John Wall, says he would sit out the rest of the season if he were Derrick Rose. Rose isn’t going to help the Bulls by just playing 20 minutes a game, especially with the playoffs looming. It would be best for him to wait and come back next season when he is actually physically and most of all, mentally healthy. 

Bo Jackson has Derrick Rose’s back

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Bo Jackson is a Chicago legend — the American League All-Star who hit a home run in the All-Star Game then in the off-season was running over linebackers as a member of the Los Angeles Raiders. He was one of the great American athletes ever. His Tecmo Bowl video-game self was the most unstoppable sports video game character ever.

He’s also a guy who knows about injuries. A hip injury he suffered in the NFL slowed his career in both sports.

Jackson was in Chicago to throw out the first pitch for the White Sox Monday, and in the press box he weighed in on the Derrick Rose saga — and he has the Bulls’ star’s back, reports the Chicago Tribune.

“I am quite sure that Derrick is going to come back when he needs to,” Jackson told reporters in the press box during a wide-ranging conversation. “I couldn’t…

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No, Bo Doesn’t Know Rose On This

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CHICAGO – Bo knows Rose. But Bo Jackson doesn’t necessarily know squat when it comes to the anterior cruciate ligament surgery from which Bulls star Derrick Rose is recovering, or the timetable for Rose’s specific rehab, or the relationship between the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player and his team.

Jackson, the amazing two-sport athlete whose NFL and MLB careers were cut short by a debilitating hip injury, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Monday at the Chicago White Sox’s opening game at U.S. Cellular Field.

That team, like the Bulls, is owned by a group headed by chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. Jackson. who played two seasons with the White Sox, still lives in the Chicago suburbs. But the connections pretty much end there, as far as informing Jackson’s Rose opinions with any particular insight.

In a press box chat Monday, as reported by the Chicago Tribune’sDavid Haugh, Jackson…

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Horrible Injury

After last night’s Duke vs. Louisville game, Bulls fans may think that Derrick Rose’s injury wasn’t so bad. Louisville guard, Kevin Ware, broke his right leg during the first half of their Elite 8 game. It was probably the worst sports injury since the Redskins Joe Theismann. Players couldn’t bring themselves together after seeing their teammate suffer such a horrific injury. However, before being carried off the court, Ware called his teammates over and told them to just win the game and that is exactly what they did.

Ware underwent surgery last night in an Indianapolis hospital. Coach Rick Pitino was with Ware during his surgery. This morning, Ware is up on crutches and wearing his Regional Championship hat.