Ever since tearing the left ACL in his left knee, Derrick Rose has not spoken to the media, deciding instead to keep a low profile as he deals with the gruesome experience and rehabilitates toward recovery.
Rose blew out his knee in Game 1 of the Bulls’ first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, and he underwent successful surgery May 12. Slated to miss a significant chunk of next season, he first spent some time rehabbing in Chicago before taking his training to usual offseason base Los Angeles.
Finally, though, the Bulls’ star has publicly addressed his situation. In a video posted on his official YouTube channel Friday, Rose urged fans to join him in remaining upbeat and delved into his rehab process.
“Thank you for all your support, prayers, cards, messages, emails, checking up on me,” Rose said in the video. “I know I haven’t been out there, but I appreciate everything, I appreciate you all.
“I’ve just been having therapy, man, just going therapy every day, just getting a little bit of footage here and there. Hopefully, you all see me back out there. My biggest concern is: Don’t worry about me. I know I’m going to be all right, I know that I’m healthy, I know that I’m positive – I believe in God – so I should be back there on the court soon. I hope that you support not only me, but the Bulls.”