Derrick Rose is jumping, emotional at presser

Derrick Rose had an emotional press conference yesterday, tearing up when they played the 'return' video and also dropped this interesting tidbit: He started jumping a couple of days ago.

Quotes from the KC Johnson piece on the topic:

"Recovery has been good," Rose said Thursday at a promotional event for Adidas. "I'm rehabbing five times a week. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we do lower and upper body and bike workouts. I'm starting to shoot now. I'm starting to jump a little. I'm seeing improvement every week.
"Recovery has been good," Rose said Thursday at a promotional event for Adidas. "I'm rehabbing five times a week. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we do lower and upper body and bike workouts. I'm starting to shoot now. I'm starting to jump a little. I'm seeing improvement every week.

"My leg does get sore sometimes, but I'm able to fight through it. My trainers are making sure I'm doing a great job telling them what's going on so they can treat me right."

"This is truly a blessing," Rose said. "With all this stuff that's going on in this city, a kid from Englewood (has) something positive going on. That makes me feel so good. This shoe is great. All this is great.

"But I can't explain it. ... I went through so much and to have true fans, that means a lot to me. And I know it means a lot to (my) family. Because we're not supposed to be here at all. But God made a way."

"My only goal is to win a championship," Rose said. "Hopefully, it's soon. I'm going to put my heart into whatever I do on and off the court. The team that we have now, we have a good shot.

"The players that we lost, I'm definitely going to miss them. It's a business first, and you're not going to have the same people every year. The players and coaches that we have, we're just going to have to make do and go out and try to win a championship."

Jumping? He's jumping?

I can't say I know tons about ACL recovery, but jumping seems pretty far down the line of things you do doesn't it? It's difficult to imagine that he's jumping now and will miss the entire season. It's difficult to imagine that it takes four months to go from jumping to playing basketball.

Granted, he's probably not doing 40 inch vertical dunks at this point, but jumping seems like a pretty important threshold to cross in terms of recovery. Perhaps of all the news we've heard, this is the most positive to me.

We'll keep our fingers crossed on the rest of his recovery, but things are certainly moving in the right direction.

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  • Having torn my ACL let me tell you that with a 7day a week rehab it took me about four months before ANY jumping happened. And even then it wasn't as explosive. The work ethic of Derrick is going to be a huge positive in his return.

    I still have not seen anything explaining the injury more than saying it was a ACL tear. If it was JUST the ACL that is great but if he tore or sprained the MCL, LCL, or Meniscus then its a more serious injury and it would take longer to come back from.

    All that said it is VERY encouraging that he is jumping.

  • I've heard, several times, that all he tore was the ACL and not any of the surrounding body parts. So he's got that going for him... which is nice.

  • In reply to Hoover:

    It says here that he had:

    ''Two minor meniscus tears: a medial meniscus tear which was fixed and did not require any removal of meniscal tissue and a slight outer meniscus tear which was termed irrelevant.''

    http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-bulls-confidential/2012/05/derrick-rose-surgery-details-emerge/

  • Hey Lama! How about a little something, you know, for the effort? :]

  • When I read this part...

    "My only goal is to win a championship," Rose said. "Hopefully, it's soon.''

    ...I was thinking: ''Good, the more he says things like this, the better.''

    Then I read these two parts:

    ''It's a business first...''

    ''The players and coaches that we have, we're just going to have to make do...''

    On those, I hope that's not the way he really feels deep down inside. And if it is, then I hope that changes, because that's not exactly the approach that helps you get the best financial effort out of your organization.

  • It's really amazing, or should I say stunning, the way the other Bulls blog works.
    These guys, obviously under a lot of pressure, at the last minute ran the Bill Russell interview where he singled out Joakim Noah for special praise.
    So the course was clear for the robots to show they're human, despite their nasty prejudices.
    As expected, after turning it over their minds, not one of them took shame out of their eyes and posted a response. So after 24 hours, their much heralded blog is yet to post a response to the great Bill Russell's praise of a Chicago Bulls player.
    But I'm not surprised because the host of the blog was never a fan of Noah, and then we have their ace, Juiceboxjerry, who can't bring himself to say anything good about Noah. I hope Jerry Reinsdorf realizes what Noah is up against.

  • After two days we've finally got two responses from Bulls fans on the other Blog to the great Bill Russell's impression of Joakim Noah. And guess what? It was just as I expected. No response by the ace of the other Blog, Juiceboxjerry, but by two of his hired hands ... Belize and Piccolomair.
    And guess what, they totally ignored Russell's great comments about Noah. Belize put it this way ... "Lets hope that ankle gets back to 100." I take it he means "percent."
    Piccolomair said ... "The Rose shoutout is a good one. I like that in that list of special players, the first one who came to Russell's mind was Derrick Rose."
    How ghastly! Are these two human beings pretending to be Bulls fans? They could have remained in their holes and not confirm what monsters they are. Shame on them and Bulls fans!
    Where is Juiceboxjerry?

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