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Derrick Rose starts rehab, in “good spirits” after knee surgery

Cleveland Cavaliers v Chicago Bulls

Cleveland Cavaliers v Chicago Bulls

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Yesterday, Derrick Rose underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Today, he’s already begun the rehab process. And according to head coach Tom Thibodeau, things are going well.

Thibodeau said Gibson is sore and didn’t practice. Rose started his rehab. Gasol got up shots.

— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 28, 2015


Thibodeau said Rose’s rehab is mapped out and he’s in good spirits.

— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 28, 2015


After Friday’s surgery, the Bulls announced that Rose would miss four to six weeks. If he misses four weeks, he’ll be back for the last nine games of the regular season. If he misses six weeks, he’ll return for the last three before heading into the playoffs. For everybody’s sake—Rose’s, the Bulls’, the league’s—it would be better if the rehab was on the shorter end of that timeline. If Rose is back and healthy for the playoffs, that’s a game changer for the Eastern Conference.

But first, we just have to hope that his rehab continues without any setbacks.