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Chicago Bulls PG Derrick Rose Is Off Crutches and Will Begin Traveling with Team Soon

Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose Is Ready To Join His Team On The Bench

Dennis Wierzbicki – USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls fans are about to get some news that will likely raise their hopes only to be dashed later on.

Franchise point guard Derrick Rose is off crutches and could resume traveling with the Bulls in a few weeks; his meniscus tear is progressing and his head coach is hopeful of the recent signs.

“He’s coming along fine,” coach Tom Thibodeau said after Monday’s shootaround. “He’s off the crutches. He’s doing more and more but he still has a long way to go. But he’ll probably start traveling in the next couple weeks. He’s doing great.”

Will be interesting to see how vocal he is one the bench as he travels with the team, but none of those words give me any indication that he could be ready before the end of the regular season. That is what I’m hearing from that, but have admittedly been wrong once or twice in the past.

Have warned my readers before that Rose will probably be out for the year (especially if the Bulls miss the playoffs), but you also never know what could happen. Best of luck to Rose in his rehab, and lord knows the executives over at Adidas are definitely hoping for a comeback this season. Those mothers though are going to be holding their breathe for a long time if I am reading the tea leaves in this diatribe.

That is all for pro b-ball today, but be sure to stop by for some previews tomorrow morning. Boom.

Dave Daniels is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter: @AllDave_AllDay, like him on Facebook here or add him to your network on Google.