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Doctor says Bulls' Rose faces 8-12 months of recovery


Posted May 15 2012 4:58PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose faces a recovery of eight months to a year in his recovery from knee surgery.

The assessment by Dr. Brian Cole on Tuesday means the star point guard could return around Feb. 1 or miss next season. The doctor adds there is a chance Rose could be back sooner, but "we're not going to rush it."

The Bulls had already said Rose has a torn ligament in his left knee. Cole says there is there is also a small cartilage tear. He says Rose is "doing great" and surgery went "extremely well."

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