It has been well documented that Derrick Rose’s surgically repaired knees have experienced some soreness following Team USA’s victory over Brazil in an exhibition game. Rose has missed the past two practices for Team USA as he rests up his knee, and this has been a cause for concern for Chicago Bulls fans. However, there is nothing to worry about with Derrick Rose’s knee soreness.
Fans have to remember that Rose has not played competitive basketball in quite some time and the FIBA World Cup will give him some important playing time. Rose had to come back at some point, and the World Cup will give him time to shake off the rust and also deal with the day-to-day soreness of his knees.
After coming off of two serious knee injuries, and not playing competitive basketball in a long time, it should be expected that his knees will need to re-adjust to the rigors of high-level basketball.
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Anyone that has watched Rose play for Team USA has seen flashes of the MVP Rose and it appears that he is on his way back to his old form. Furthermore, Tom Thibodeau is an assistant coach on Team USA and you can be sure that he is monitoring Rose’s health. Also, Rose is a professional who has worked hard to come back from his injuries and he is going to take precautions if he needs to, to ensure that he will be 100% healthy.
Rose’s knee soreness should not be a major concern and playing in the tournament is actually beneficial for his play in the upcoming NBA season. By the time the regular season starts Rose will already be on his way to getting into basketball shape and learning to play on and trust his surgically repaired knees.
Rose will be fine and fans should not be too concerned about his health, because everything looks good so far.