Derrick Rose could be cleared for return within a week - NBA/NFL round-up

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Rose return

Chicago Bulls fans have plenty to be excited about as Derrick Rose could be cleared to begin activity within the next week, according to coach Fred Hoiberg.

Since suffering a fractured left orbital bone at the end of September it’s been touch and go as to whether or not he’d be ready in time for the Bulls’ opening NBA game of the season against the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 27.

However, Hoiberg said that hopefully Rose will return to training shortly after next week, although he is still getting blurred vision.

"Derrick, hopefully in another week, will be able to start getting active again, and then hopefully start practicing shortly thereafter," Hoiberg clarified last night as the Bulls took on the New Orleans Pelicans.

"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."

Anthony request

Next up, Carmelo Anthony has reportedly told the staff at the New York Knicks not to hold back on their criticisms of his defensive game and has asked them to out him in front of his teammates.

It’s long been claimed that Anthony might enjoy certain privileges as the Knicks’ star man, but it’s clear that he wants to be held accountable for his defensive flaws if they’re evident.

NFL controversy

Moving on, and NFL officials were spared blushes last night during the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the San Diego Chargers.

The clock operator for the match incorrectly let the clock run down from 2:56 to 2:38 after the Chargers went up 20-17, which could have cost the Steelers their gutsy comeback. Fortunately, for Steelers fans at least, it didn’t, with the match finishing 24-20.

Lynch's return

Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks are confident that Marshawn Lynch will play for the team this coming weekend against the Carolina Panthers, despite having been out for the past two weeks.

Lynch hasn’t been available due to a hamstring strain, but it’s apparently looking like he will return for the upcoming clash at CenturyLink Field.


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