Derrick Rose is planning to share his rehabilitation experience with fans.
Rose and Adidas are collaborating on a Web documentary that follows the 2011 MVP as he works to recover from a torn ACL in his left knee. The trailer is available now and YouTube, with the opening episode promised next week.
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According to a news release, the series will "give fans a behind-the-scenes, exclusive and authentic look at Derrick's recovery. Never before has the humble superstar granted complete access to fans in all aspects of his life."
In the trailer, Rose is shown working out at both the Berto Center in Deerfield and Athletes Performance in Los Angeles.
This news continues a week where Rose has come out of hiding. He posted a photo via Twitter showing him holding a basketball inside the Berto Center with the caption, "Feels good to be back in the gym."
Rose also spoke to Comcast SportsNet Chicago about his injury and rehabilitation process. The interview was billed as taking place last month in Los Angeles.
"It's been hard, definitely been hard. But I've been all right," Rose said, according to csnchicago.com. "The injury could have been way worse. You've got some people that probably feel worse than I am, but I know I'm going to be all right."
Rose said he's been doing rehab five days a week and suggested he's two or three weeks ahead of schedule. Whether that makes a difference in his return to game action is anyone's guess.
"It's definitely different, starting from the beginning all over again," he said. "But I look at it as a blessing. It could be worse. This injury could have stopped me from playing basketball. Thank God I'm still walking. Thank God I made it back as soon as possible."
Asked how he spent his days rehabbing in Los Angeles, Rose answered, "(Stationary) bike, a whole bunch of just basic moves with bands around my knees, try to get my quads working, try to get my hamstrings together. I think all my other injuries have healed, so that's a good thing. I'm just worried about my knee right now."
Rose was injured with just over a minute remaining in the Bulls' playoff victory over Philadelphia on April 29 at the United Center. He came to a jump stop near the lane and his left knee crumpled.
"I remember everything," he said. "I remember jumping in the air and coming back down, and just that popping sound. I felt it actually tear when I laid all the way out and it just let go. I didn't have that much pain after that."
That is, until he heard the bad news from Bulls physician Dr. Brian Cole a short time later at the hospital.
"First game of the playoffs, tear my ACL," he said. "I can't stay mad or irritated for months. I can't do that. It'll bring me down."