By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Derrick Rose has been criticized left and right for missing the entire 2012-13 season.
Yet, now, he says he is ready to play. He said that he could return for the Chicago Bulls season opener after tearing his ACL during the 2011-12 season.
The Bulls will play the Indiana Pacers on October 5th. He also said that he has been ready for a while, but had to be selfish to sit out due to health reasons.
Doctors cleared him to play months ago. But with the October 5th date in sight, it would be 525 days since he last played in a game.
That was more than the 8-12 months that is normally the recovery time for an ACL injury.
Without Rose last season, the Bulls were able to win 45 games, as Kirk Hinrich led the attack from the point guard position. In fact, the biggest win of the season came when the Bulls were able to defeat the Miami Heat, snapping their 27-game win streak in Chicago.
These two teams would play in the second round of the playoffs, before the Heat would win.