For the first time since his orbital surgery two weeks ago, Derrick Rose broke his silence and spoke to the media on Thursday.
“No pain, ” Rose said. “I haven’t had no pain since the first couple days after the surgery. After that, it’s just getting it open, waiting for my eye to get right in the center, because it’s a little bit higher than the other eye right now.”
Thursday was also the day that Rose debuted his new mask as he shot around at the Advocate Center (the mask above is a joke). He’s not yet been cleared for full contact.
Rose was even quick to make a joke while talking about the new mask and the problems that come with his latest injury.
“I’m happy it’s not my knees.”
Well, at least he can laugh about it. The Bulls open regular season play on October 27 against LeBron James and the defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s not yet known if Rose will be ready for that game.