Wednesday October 14th, 2015

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose was cleared on Wednesday for non-contact activity, reports the Chicago Tribune’s K.C. Johnson.

Rose will likely miss the remainder of the preseason as he recovers from the orbital fracture he sustained in practice. Rose underwent surgery on Sept. 30, and will wear a protective face mask upon his return.

Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg told reporters Tuesday that Rose was probably “at least a week” away from being able to exert himself.

“He’s still getting a little bit of blurred vision, so I feel it’s best for him to watch the game in the back,” Hoiberg said. “But I know he’s excited to be here and be with the guys in the locker room.”

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Rose is also doubtful for Chicago’s regular-season opener against the Cavaliers at the United Center in Chicago on Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. ET.

- Kayla Lombardo

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