Derrick Rose admits to double vision, still hopes to play Friday

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I’m no doctor, but if you’re seeing double you shouldn’t play in an NBA game.

So is Derrick Rose — who is recovering from an orbital bone fracture near his eye — still seeing double? From Vincent Goodwill of CSNChicago.com.

When asked by a reporter if he still has double vision, Rose said, “Yeah, yeah. Right now I see two of you. It’s kind of bad, but it’s preseason you know, so it’s all about getting out there and playing, just playing a couple of minutes and seeing how it goes.”

Rose still wants to play in the Bulls’ final exhibition game Friday. Coach Fred Hoiberg would like that to happen, except for that who double vision thing — if he is seeing double, he sits. That said, Rose is practicing while wearing his new mask.

“Derrick participated in a little bit of the contact, not a lot,” said Hoiberg, who wants to see Rose play 5-10 minutes if possible. “But it was good to see him out there. He’s getting more work with Randy (Brown, assistant coach). We’ll see. Maybe see how he feels in the morning. He has a lot of general soreness right now just from picking up the activity after basically not doing anything for two weeks.”

TNT had to be excited to get the Bulls vs. Cavaliers for the opening night game next Tuesday night. Now, with Rose in serious question and Kyrie Irving out for sure (not back from the broken kneecap), this could be a Kirk Hinrich vs. Matthew Dellavedova showdown on opening night. The NBA, it’s faaaaantastic.