He’s one of the most respected and powerful players in the NBA, but Derrick Rose’s dramatic injury seems to have left deep emotional scars. Derrick Rose was in tears at an Adidas promotional event during a talk about rehab.
On Thursday, Chicago Bulls’ star player Derrick Rose appeared to be overwhelmed by his recent injury. He appeared at a promotional event organized by Adidas to launch Derrick Rose’s new signature products. During that time, Derrick Rose began talking about his recovery. When he watched himself on video getting injured, Derrick Rose broke down in tears.
Before the actual press event for the new Derrick Rose Adidas shoes, organizers ran a promotional clip that documented No. 8’s recovery so far. Seeing the hurdles he had to go through these past months overwhelmed Derrick Rose to the extent he actually broke down in tears.
“This is truly a blessing. With all this stuff that’s going on in this city, a kid from Englewood [has] something positive going on” said Derrick Rose after tearing up to the video. “I went through so much and to have true fans, that means a lot to me. And I know it means a lot to family. Because we’re not supposed to be here at all. But God made a way” the player added.
Earlier this year, Chicago Bulls lost Number 8, Derrick Rose. The player was injured during their game against the Philadelphia 76ers. On May 12, Derrick Rose had surgery after he tore a ligament. Doctors recommend a recovery time from eight to 12 months. He is half through his recovery, which he says it “has been good”.
During the Adidas promotional event, Derrick Rose confessed he is “rehabbing every day, five times out of the week”. For instance, Tuesdays and Thursdays are for “lower and upper body and bike workout”.
“I’m starting to shoot now, I started to jump a little while ago, like a couple of days ago, where I’m still improving every week”, Derrick Rose said. “My leg does get sore sometimes, but I’m able to fight through it, but my trainers and the people that have been working on me have been making sure that I’ve been doing a great job…I’ve been good” Chicago Bulls No. 8 added.