Rose (ankle) may need surgery to correct a bone spur in his ankle in the event that his rehab program doesn't take, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports. According to Rose, "I got to go through rehab with trying to get my ankle right. I got a bone spur that I didn't tell anybody [about], but I was just trying to process all that myself."
Rose returned to the Cavaliers on Monday after leaving the team in early November in order to evaluate his future in basketball following his injury, which is apparently more serious than originally revealed. Regardless, it's unclear what Rose's role on the team will be once he does return, considering that Isaiah Thomas will reportedly return before the end of the month and will seemingly handle the bulk of the minutes at point guard. More word on Rose's injury and role will seemingly emerge as his rehab progresses.
Rose left the team in early November shortly after suffering his latest setback, prompting the oft-injured point guard to contemplate retirement. With the 2011 NBA MVP ultimately deciding to keep his career going, he'll now turn his focus to getting healthy again. The Cavaliers haven't issued a timetable for his return to the court and likely won't offer another update until he's close to taking full contact in practices again.
Rose's return to Cleveland suggests that he's decided against retiring from professional basketball and will begin the process of reintegrating with the Cavaliers after leaving the team shortly after being diagnosed with a sprained left ankle. It's unclear how much more time Rose will need to recover from the injury and get back in basketball shape, but once he's ready to go, the 2011 NBA MVP isn't expected to have a major role on the team with fellow point guard Isaiah Thomas (hip) trending toward a mid-December return. Rose averaged 14.3 points (on 47 percent shooting from the field), 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 26.9 minutes per game over seven appearances before being shut down with the sprained ankle.
Rose has been on the sidelines since Nov. 9 because of a sprained left ankle, which ultimately contributed to his deliberation over whether or not to continue playing after injuries have plagued him for much of his career. While the deliberation of Rose's potential retirement is still going on, there's a growing belief that he wants to return. That said, no timetable has been established, so Rose should still be considered out indefinitely moving forward until more information is provided. With Isaiah Thomas (hip) slated to return within a month, Rose would likely have to settle for a backup role eventually.
Rose (ankle) is away from the team and is evaluating his future in the sport, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Rose, who has been out for an extended period of time with an ankle sprain, is reportedly "tired of being hurt" and the constant injuries are taking a tole on the point guard mentally. It's unclear how long exactly Rose will be away for, but this also likely means that his ankle sprain is a fairly serious one. Iman Shumpert is expected to continue operating as the Cavs' starting point guard with LeBron James seeing more time as the point guard as well.
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