LeBron James on Derrick Rose: 'Happy he's ready to return to Cavs'

LeBron James on Derrick Rose: 'Happy he's ready to return to Cavs'

LeBron James on Derrick Rose: 'Happy he's ready to return to Cavs'

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that Derrick Rose is returning to the team to resume rehab for his sprained left ankle.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the news.

Now rehabilitating an ankle injury that was suffered in the Cavaliers' second game of the season on October 20, Rose's return date remains uncertain. Rose left the Cavaliers briefly, because the constant injuries he's faced in the latter half of his career have left him mentally drained. Get the app and get the game. The Cavs insist they'll welcome him back, despite the chemistry they have seemingly developed in his absence. "We will continue to provide him with support and have patience as he re-joins his teammates and works his way back on to the court", Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman said.

Coach Tyronn Lue said Monday that he estimates it will be a "couple more weeks" before Rose will be able to return to play.

The 29-year-old Rose has been often injured during his career, suffering two torn ACLs, including missing the entire 2012-13 season because of the injury. He had been nursing an ankle injury, causing him to miss four games. The Cavaliers are on an 11-game winning streak.

This goes along with what James' stance on Rose has been all along. "I know he's frustrated but like I said, I'm glad he's in a good place now". Hopefully he wants to use us. After earning almost $117 million in National Basketball Association salary in his first nine season, the Chicago product is playing 2017-18 on a one-year, veteran's minimum deal for $2.1 million.

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