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Biggest Questions and Answers Surrounding Derrick Rose's Not Returning
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The Chicago Bulls made it into the second round of the NBA playoffs without their star point guard, Derrick Rose. Rose remains out after having ACL reconstruction done on his left knee in May of 2012. His absence is becoming more controversial as his team continues to play and as his teammates continue to play through pain.

With Joakim Noah hobbled by painful plantar fasciitis, Kirk Hinrich felled by a calf strain, Luol Deng watching games from his hospital bed and Nate Robinson vomiting on the bench and going back into the game, Rose is nattily dressed in a suit and an indifferent expression. 

What are the continuing medical questions that are keeping Rose on the bench and how will they affect the Bulls this year and next? Let's look at those in more depth.

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