Derrick Rose is well on his way to a full recovery from that nasty torn ACL he suffered back in April, but that isn’t stopping many fans, analysts and even superstars from other sports from having an opinion or trying to help his recovery.
Adrian Peterson, star running back for the Minnesota Vikings, has been one of D-Rose’s most prominent supporters, but has been a little too hands-on as of late.
According to ESPN Chicago’s staff, the RB discussed the situation with the media prior to this Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.
It's funny you bring that up because I was planning on calling him today or tomorrow, D-Rose. I just got his contact (information) this weekend, just to talk to him a little bit and see how things are going with him and to answer any questions he has for me.
While it’s great that AP reached out for Rose’s number to talk, he shouldn’t start giving medical advice or opinion.
You may think that All Day is qualified to do so, considering he suffered an awful ACL tear on Christmas Eve of 2011 and returned in time for the start of the 2012 season in near-perfect shape. You might even think he’s an expert, considering he’s now leading the NFL in rushing yards less than 11 months after undergoing surgery on his left knee.
However, football and basketball are vastly different sports and the common motions have widely different impacts on the knee. Cutting on a hardwood floor and rushing on turf or grass aren’t quite relatable. Flying through the air for a slam dunk isn’t anywhere near the same as catching a screen pass.
If you know anything about either of the two sports, you’ll realize we can probably stop comparing and contrasting now—you get the point.
The bottom line is that Rose and the Bulls have put together a crack team of doctors and rehabilitation specialists to help the 2011 MVP get back on the floor as soon as possible. They are catering to his specific injury and working to make sure that he’s at full strength to run, cut and jump all over the hardwood upon his return.
Peterson’s doctors likely did the same for him, and look how well it’s worked out. As long as Rose is listening to sound medical advice and rehabbing with trained professionals, he’s going to be fine upon his return.
It’s awesome that AP cares enough to keep pestering D-Rose about his recovery, but it’s time to stop fielding questions and giving advice.