NBA: Chicago’s Rose may have to deal with blurred vision in the next three months


Following a left orbital fracture he sustained last September 29, Rose had it operated immediately the next day. But, it may take some time before his clear vision will be restored.

Though Rose says he feels better and more comfortable now that he’s recovering, it may take a quarter of a year before his normal vision returns. It was during the first day of the Bulls’ training camp when he suffered the fracture.

The initial prognosis by the doctors is that, it could be as long as three months. But, it could also be shorter than that, depending on the fast recovery of Rose.

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“This is my first time hearing about it.”

“But you kind of have that hope in your mind that it gets well a lot quicker. But for this to be seven or eight weeks out and still the same way, I can’t do nothing but live with it. Get the most out of every day, keep putting my deposits in and keep working on my game until my eye gets better.” Said Rose, who remain optimistic that he’ll be on track sooner than expected.

Rose has already played a game where he played with one eye closed, and with a protective mask.

“My vision is still blurry when I look certain ways, but I guess, that’s part of the recovery.”

Rose’s long-range shooting is affected with the protective gear and with one of his eyes covered. He went 1-of-18 from the rainbow territory. But to Rose, he is confident that once this phase is through, he will regain his usual form.

He’s been missing a lot of shots he normally make, including floaters or layups he usually hit.

“It’s all about putting your game back together, too. It’s the first time I had surgery on my face, so that’s something different.”

Once his normal vision is restored, fans may expect his usual form, numbers, and intensity to be back.