Bulls News: Derrick Rose Could Be Cleared For Practice Contact Next Week

The Chicago Bulls are continuing to take it slow with recovering star Derrick Rose, but there's a possibility he could be back in full-contact practice mode as soon as next week.

Per Brian Sandalow of the Chicago Sun Times, "when the surgery was performed, Bulls general manager Gar Forman said Rose was expected to return in four to six weeks, a timeframe that’s now bearing down. On Friday, [head coach Tom] Thibodeau said Rose would “most likely” be cleared for contact next week, though he didn’t “want to jump ahead.”'

Rose has been practicing in non-contact drill work, and teammate Mike Dunleavy says he looks good despite his on-court limitations.

“He looks good. But unfortunately the games are full-contact,” Dunleavy said. “He’s got to be looking good when he starts doing contact and practicing and that will come in due time, hopefully in time for our playoff run.”

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