Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose scheduled to play against Magic tonight
ORLANDO –The Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose is scheduled to return Wednesday night in a game against the Orlando Magic.
It’s the first time the star point guard has been listed as anything but “out” since his latest knee surgery.
“I’ve been putting a lot of work in, busting my ass to get back,” Rose said before shootaround. “I’m just happy that I’m able to come back to a team where I think we’re playing all right basketball. I think defensively we’re playing good. Offensively, I shouldn’t have to worry about it, just come back and play the way I normally play.”
Rose had a minor operation Feb. 27 and was expected to miss four to six weeks. A torn meniscus in his right knee sidelined him most of last season. He tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the 2012 playoff opener.
The Bulls also visit Miami on Thursday, host Philadelphia on Saturday and visit Brooklyn on Monday before finishing the regular season at home against Atlanta on April 15.
The Chicago Tribune and Associated Press contributed to this report