Bulls point guard Derrick Rose may be sitting on the bench with his teammates soon. Rose tore the medial meniscus in his right knee on Nov. 22, he has been seen around the Bulls’ practice facility intermittently as he receives treatment.
“Yeah, probably in the next few weeks,” Thibodeau said. “He’s still … he’s on a crutch and he’s got his brace, so I don’t want him sitting there when he’s like that.”
Rose hasn’t been able to do much rehab work, but Thibodeau has been pleased at his recent progress.
“He can lift with his upper body and do all his rehab stuff,” Thibodeau said. “He’s starting to move around a little bit more now. He can go in the pool and things like that.”
Chicago (11-17) has lost five out of its last seven games and are currently the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference.