The Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose could be back from an eye socket injury in two weeks time.
The former NBA MVP had to have another surgery after he suffered a left orbital fracture during the franchise's practice on Tuesday.
While the seriousness of the injury was yet to be determined at the time, a timetable of return wasn't released, and many did fear Rose could miss the start of the new season for the Bulls.
SIGN UP NOW
Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4
Article continues below
Rose missing games is an all too common site for Bulls fans, as the 26-year-old has only played 100 regular season games over the past four years for the team.
However, Head Coach of the Bulls Fred Hoiberg hoped his man would return by opening night, according to NBCSports, and after recent reports posted by the franchise themselves, that could be a possibility.
The Bulls posted an injury update on Rose on their website which said: 'Derrick Rose’s procedure went as expected today. At this time, it is estimated he will be able to resume basketball activities in two weeks.'
In order to help his process back to playing hard on the court, Rose will likely equip himself with a face mask, so that he doesn't have to worry about contact to the face forcing him to spend time on the sidelines once again.
Rose will miss at least half of the preseason, or maybe he will be rested for all of it, but the franchise will be hoping he is back to full fitness by the time their opening game of the regular season comes around against the Cleveland Cavaliers.