Pippen: Rose Will Push Himself To Be Better Than He Probably Would Have Been

Bulls G Derrick Rose got a nod of support in his rehabilitation from a torn ACL from a Bulls legend.

Hall of Fame F Scottie Pippen recently told Comcast SportsNet Chicago Rose will "be a bigger, better, stronger player. I think it's great to have something like this happen if it's going to happen at a young age (23). He's going to heal fast, and he's going to push himself now to be better than he probably would have ever been."

The former NBA MVP suffered the injury in the first game of Chicago's opening-round playoff series against Philadelphia in April. It is said his recovery will take 8-12 months. Rose will begin his rehab process soon.

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