Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has revealed that he could be back in action by the postseason, reports cbssports.
The 25-year-old has recently gone under knee surgery and was expected to miss the rest of the season, however if the Bulls were to make the play-offs, Rose isn't ready to rule himself out just yet.
Rose insisted that if he felt fit and ready for action, then there would be no stopping him from participation.
Speaking to reporters, he said: “If I'm healthy, and the situation is right – I'm playing.
"If I'm healthy, and my meniscus is fully healed, of course I'll be out there playing, but if it's something totally different and the outcome is not how I would want it to be, there's no need."
The Bulls star picked up his injury on November 22 as he tore his right meniscus. This most recent setback came after he tore his ACL last year, which has led to some questioning whether he will be able to return the same player he was.
However, Rose has hit back at his critics and believes that he will still be a great player once he's back in action.
He continued by saying: "You can be a fool if you want to. Dead serious. I know I'm going to be alright. I believe that I'm a special player."
Rose will now be hoping to return to action as soon as possible.