Bulls' Rose getting close to full-contact drills
Updated: January 21, 2013, 9:10 PM ETAssociated Press
CHICAGO -- Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose could soon be going through full-contact drills in practice.
Coach Tom Thibodeau says Rose is "very close" to doing just that and it'll be "the next step" in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Asked if it could happen this week, Thibodeau responded, "Yeah -- it could."
Is it scheduled to happen this week? The Bulls' coach repeated, "It could."
Thibodeau says Rose will have to go through full-contact drills "for an extended amount of time" and that he won't be playing after "one or two days of contact."
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