Gar optimistic Rose returns this season

Derrick Rose expects to start cutting on his rebuilt left knee in two weeks. David Banks/US Presswire

Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman said Thursday that he's optimistic Derrick Rose will be able to play at some point during the 2012-13 season.

Rose underwent surgery on his left ACL on May 12, and the prognosis for his return was between 8-12 months.

"He's doing great, and he's right on schedule," Forman said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "He's attacked this rehab and has been very focused, and we're really pleased with where he is right now.

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