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Derrick Rose Update: Point Guard Walking With Only One Crutch

Derrick Rose had successful surgery to repair his torn ACL last month. Now the Chicago Bulls' fortunes next season hang on Rose returning to full strength as quickly as possible.

According to Aggrey Sam of Comcast Sports Net, Rose is making steady progress.

Rose is already walking with a soft brace on his injured knee and only one crutch, according to a source who has witnessed the Bulls superstar's initial stages of.recovery at the Berto Center. Another source, who spoke to Rose recently, told that the All-Star point guard's "spirits are up," a consistent description of his mental state since surgery to repair his torn left ACL last month.

As Sam notes, best-case scenarios put the guard back around the All-Star break, though it's certainly not in Chicago's best interest to rush the return of the one-time MVP.

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