Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert both tore their ACLs on the same day last year. Shumpert has been back for a few weeks, but no sign of Rose yet. Granted, everyone’s body heals differently, but you got the sense Rose’s return was near. But he shot down any hope of that. He’s being very cautious and you can’t fault him for that.
“I don’t have a set date,” Rose told USA TODAY Sports on Monday in his first extensive interview since the 2012-13 NBA season began. “I’m not coming back until I’m 110%. Who knows when that can be? It can be within a couple of weeks. It could be next year. It could be any day. It could be any time. It’s just that I’m not coming back until I’m ready.”
“Right now, probably in the high 80s,” he said. “Far away. Far away.”
H/T: USA Today