The Chicago Bulls are in trouble. Their star, Derrick Rose, is out indefinitely as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired left knee. He tore the knee in the playoffs last season and has not been able to play since. The Bulls are a different team without him, but they have to press on. If they will have any success without Rose, the rest of the team will need to be healthy. Here are your Bulls injury updates:
- Derrick Rose has been able to shoot since the summer and recently began shooting jump shots in September says Joe Cwoley of the Chicago Tribune. There is no timetable on Rose's return, but as he increases his basketball activities, hopes raise that he could return this season and help the Bulls back into the playoffs.
- Kirk Hinrich missed an exhibition game for the Bulls with a sore right thumb. According to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, Hinrich suffered a sprained right thumb last Saturday, but he is doing better. In fact, Hinrich was able to suit up and play in the Bulls' win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Hinrich started the game and played 30 minutes. He scored five points and had eight assists.
The Bulls are 3-2 so far in the preseason, but there is no doubt they miss Rose. If Rose can return this year, it will still be a couple months before he does so. By then, the team will be well into their regular season schedule which begins October 31st against the Sacramento Kings.