Injured Derrick Rose Visits Teammates
Less than 48 hours after ending his season by tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the league’s reigning most valuable player came to the Berto Center to begin treatment and healing of another kind. Several who spoke to him said Rose focused more on how his teammates are doing than his own injury.
“We want him be around,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “As much time as he needs is fine. I don’t think he’ll be able to travel with us. But he’ll be around. And he wants to be around. He’s anxious to get around his teammates. That’s the way Derrick is. He doesn’t look back. He looks ahead. That’s a great way to be.”
Thibodeau said he doesn’t know if Rose will attend Tuesday’s Game 2. A specific medical plan for when Rose undergoes surgery is still being formulated.