NBA News: Derrick Rose Playing Despite Limited Vision
Derrick Rose is recovering from a left orbital injury. The Chicago Bulls star has to deal with a blurred vision. Rose hasn’t been able to blink his eye back into focus after the Bulls’ 97-95 win over Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, and that has certainly taken a toll in his game.Advertisement
“I wish it was a blink, but it’s all the time,” said Rose about his eyes after playing 32 minutes and scoring 18 points. “Like right now, I see two of you.”
Rose has been wearing a protective mask for the past few weeks after having a surgery on September 30. Rose revealed that his vision on-court is right-eye based. His left eyelid is slightly swollen and it is non-functional while playing at the moment.
“When I’m out there playing, I’m only using one of my eyes,” Rose said about his on-court vision. “I close my left eye whenever I’m out there. So I just got used to it from practice.”
“I think I’m all right,” Rose added. “A couple of layups I could have hit, but I think that I’m careful when I’m out there. I’m just trying to get back to playing. I miss this game too much.”
But despite the limitations of his vision, the 27-year-old continuously attacked the basket from every point of the court on Tuesday.