Dr. Brian Cole
The Bulls are set up to make a real run for the first time in the Thibodeau era, if they stay healthy.
Delaying a phase of rehab does not obviate it. In some ways, putting off the inevitable only increases some uncertainties.
Why is Derrick Rose refusing to continue his rehabilitation, per instruction from the team doctor?
The whole team-doctor arrangement is awkward to begin with.
Nobody wins if a rushed rehabilitation brings complications and unforeseen risks – not the franchise, not Rose, not even all-powerful Adidas and the glitzy commercial serial they are filming along the way.
Derrick Rose’s knee surgery was deemed a success by Dr. Brian Cole, who performed the surgery and believes the Bulls point guard will return in 8-12 months.
General manager Gar Forman said Tuesday that Thibodeau’s option will be picked up and they will resume talks about a longterm extension soon.