Chicago Bulls fans will be glad to hear that Derrick Rose could be cleared for activity within the next week, according to reports.
Yahoo! Sports have said the former NBA MVP could return for activity next week and practice not long after, after he suffered a fractured left orbital bone during practice on September 29. This is what the Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said on Monday.
He said: ''Derrick, hopefully in another week, will be able to start getting active again, and then hopefully start practicing shortly thereafter.
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''He's still getting a little bit of blurred vision, so I feel it's best for him to watch the game in the back. But I know he's excited to be here and be with the guys in the locker room.''
The Bulls will be excited to have the 27-year-old back on the court, but he hasn't been involved in practice for around two weeks. They are, however, still expecting Rose to be available for selection in the franchise's opening game of the regular season against the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 27.
The timetable of Rose's return keeps changing, as initially it was thought he would be back half way through the preseason. The best thing to do would be to rest him up and not rush him back into action for the start of the season.
Making him wear a face mask would be the most ideal thing to do as well in order to avoid the chances of the former NBA MVP spending even more time on the sidelines. He's done enough of that over his career.