DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose said he's "far away" from returning from knee surgery.
Sidelined all season, Rose has been practicing and traveling with the team. In an interview with USA Today posted Tuesday, he explained that he has no specific timetable for a return.
Rose said that he's not coming back until he's "110 percent" and added, "Who knows when that will be?" He said it could be any day, within a few weeks or even next year. Asked how close he is to 110 percent, he responded "probably in the high 80s. Far away. Far away."
Rose tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during last year's playoff-opening win over Philadelphia, and the top-seeded Bulls wound up losing the series to the 76ers.
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