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Rose could be cleared for activity within a week

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FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose watches as the final seconds tick away during Game 6 of the Bulls’ NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Chicago. Rose finds himself headed for surgery again, although this time the Bulls star is having an operation on his eye and not his knee after getting injured Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in practice. (Joe Lewnard/Daily Herald via AP, File)


CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose may be cleared to begin activity within a week, and be able to practice shortly thereafter, Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said Monday.

The Bulls haven’t ruled Rose out for the opening game of the regular season against Cleveland Oct. 27. He had surgery Sept. 30 on a fractured left orbital bone suffered in practice a day earlier.

“Derrick, hopefully in another week, will be able to start getting active again, and then hopefully start practicing shortly thereafter,” Hoiberg said.

Rose was at the United Center for the Bulls’ preseason game against the New Orleans Pelicans Monday night, but likely wouldn’t be on the bench, Hoiberg said.

“He’s still getting a little bit of blurred vision, so I feel it’s best for him to watch the game in the back,” Hoiberg said. “But I know he’s excited to be here and be with the guys in the locker room.”