Bulls’ Rose faces extended recovery

NBA: The doctor who operated on Derrick Rose’s knee insists the Bulls star can dominate again. It will take time, though.

Rose faces a recovery of eight months to a year.

The assessment by team physician Dr. Brian Cole on Tuesday means the point guard could return about mid-January to early February, or miss next season. The doctor added there is a chance Rose (pictured above) could be back sooner, but “we’re not going to rush it.”

The Bulls had already said Rose has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Cole said there were also two tears in his meniscus cartilage.

He said Rose is “doing great,” that the surgery went “extremely well” and he can still be an explosive player.

“It’s impossible to predict tomorrow,” Cole said. “Statistically, he should be that player and then some. That doesn’t mean he’s guaranteed. It’s a whole lot better than we were accustomed to years ago.”

Associated Press

Monk, Casper head hall class

College football: Art Monk of Syracuse, Dave Casper of Notre Dame and Jonathan Ogden of UCLA are among 14 former players selected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Former coaches Phillip Fulmer of Tennessee, Jimmy Johnson, who coached Miami and Oklahoma State, and R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M also were selected.

It was announced Monday that Heisman Trophy winner and BYU star Ty Detmer was picked for the Hall of Fame.

Associated Press

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