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Gibson optimistic Rose will make full recovery

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Gibson optimistic Rose will make full recovery

By Steve Wojcik
CSNChicago.com

Most NBA players would agree that a torn ACL is one of the hardest injuries to recover from, which is why the majority of the league wonders if Derrick Rose will ever be the same.

Taj Gibson is not a part of that majority.

Gibson spoke to Adam Fluck of Bulls.com and expressed optimism about Rose's road to recovery.

"I think he's improving quicker than people have expected him to improve," Gibson told Fluck. "He's in there every day and he's pushing it to the limits every time I see him. I think he'll come back even better than he was before."

Gibson, who has been in contact with Rose since he underwent surgery to repair his torn ACL on May 12, says the point guard's spirits remain high.

Rose's injury is expected to sideline him for much of the 2012-13 season, but Gibson believes the Bulls will be able to win without their MVP.

We just have to have guys step up a little more, said Gibson. Seeing that we ended the Philadelphia series on a bad note, I feel like we can take a lot of positives from it. We can take a lot of the negatives, switch them around and do better things."

Watching the heavily favored Miami Heat struggle to get past the Boston Celtics has many Bulls fans asking 'What if...?' And while fans will spend their summer continuing to wonder what could have been, the players have closed the book on the 2012 season, and are working towards getting healthy for a championship run in 2013.

Sports Talk Live Podcast: With Jabari Parker in the mix, are the Bulls playoff contenders?

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: With Jabari Parker in the mix, are the Bulls playoff contenders?

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Bulls Talk Podcast: How will Jabari Parker handle the pressure of playing in his hometown?

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Bulls Talk Podcast: How will Jabari Parker handle the pressure of playing in his hometown?

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