Why is Derrick Rose still struggling on a game-to-game basis? Because he’s still seeing double of what everyone else sees. And it may last a lot longer than anyone expected.
Hoiberg said Rose’s double vision could last 3 months.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) November 15, 2015
Initially, Derrick Rose’s double vision was expected to be gone after a few weeks. But that was five or six weeks ago and he continues to suffer from it. Even Derrick himself said it was news to him that it may last for up to 3 months.
Rose said “that’s first time I’m hearing about that” when told Hoiberg said his double vision could last 3 months. Did say it’s still there. — K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) November 15, 2015
Three months would mean his vision would be back to normal closer to the All-Star break. That’s a scary thought. But things like this can heal overnight or take months and it’s far too difficult to put an actual timetable on it.
His shooting percentages have understandably been well below his averages (36% from the field and only 1-18 on three pointers this season) and his impact on the court hasn’t been where the Bulls would want it to be. They’re scoring 13.7 more points per 100 possessions with Rose on the bench.
But even with just one good eye, he is still averaging 12.6 points and 6.0 assists per game and these numbers will only go up as his eyes start to finally work normally.