Derrick Rose Plans To Play Wednesday

Bulls_Derrick_Rose_2013Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose went through all of Monday’s practice after missing Saturday’s game in Rio because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee and sounds optimistic about playing in Wednesday’s preseason home opener.

“My knee was good,” Rose said. “I never was worried about it. I could have played but the front office made a decision to sit me out. My health is the number one [concern].”

Rose did not play at all last season as he rehabbed from ACL surgery so the fact that he sat out Saturday’s game alarmed many fans given that he said he was feeling fine after the first two preseason contests. He understands why fans are worried.

Source: Nick Friedell,