Back in September, in the aftermath of Derrick Rose's surgery to address a fractured right orbital, there was much talk about the issues with double vision the former NBA MVP was dealing with.
But, after recovering to start all nine of the Chicago Bulls' 2015-16 regular season games to date, it appeared those fears had been put to bed - even if Rose has been struggling a little for form.
That might be wishful thinking, however, according to Rose's head coach. Speaking today, Fred Hoiburg revealed that Rose could be seeing double for up to three more months.
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Chicago Tribune reporter K.C. Johnson had the latest update on Rose's situation:
Rose appeared surprised when told of his coach's prognosis, but, again via Johnson, did admit that he is still suffering from double vision almost two months on from the procedure.
Considering Rose's struggles shooting the ball so far this season - he is posting career-low numbers in terms of points-per-game (12.6) and three-point-percentages (a staggering 0.56) - Bulls fans will be concerned to learn their star man might not be 100-percent until around the All-Star break.
And, despite Chicago's relatively successful start to the season - they are 6-3 and have wins to their name against Cleveland and Oklahoma - the Eastern Conference franchise has struggled offensively as a whole.
They currently rank 25th in the league in total offense.
Getting Rose firing on all cylinders and running the game from the guard spot like we know he can, will be pivotal if the Windy City ball club is to improve in that regard.
The quicker Rose can stop seeing 10 opponents on the court rather than five, the more likely that is to happen.
Bulls fans: Can Derrick Rose ever rediscover his MVP form? Have your say in the comments below...