CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 24: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls watches from the bench as his teammates take on the Toronto Raptors at the United Center on March 24, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Raptors 102-101 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Derrick Rose on Monday sat out his seventh consecutive game Monday night because of a strained groin.
"They say with an injury like this they don’t know how long it’s going to take,” Rose said a week ago. “I thought I was going to be back sooner.”
Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau hinted that Rose would sit out again during an interview with ESPN. Thibs said Rose hasn’t been running much, but has been continuing his rehabilitation.
Rose has been shooting during team practices, but has been advised by the team medical staff to keep cardio to a minimum.
"[I'm feeling] way better," Rose told ESPN. "[When the injury occurred] I was actually bleeding, my groin was bleeding, but now it's healed. It's just scar tissue and it's pretty hard trying to get that to move around, it's going to take little time.”
It appears that Rose and Thibodeau are taking the cautious approach.