On the opening day of the 2012 NBA playoffs, both Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert went down with torn ACLs. Shumpert returned to action for the Knicks on Jan. 17. Rose, the former league MVP, has yet to play this season and said Wednesday that he still isn't sure when he'll return to action. Should Bulls fans be concerned about Rose's extended absence? And will he be the player he once was when he does come back -- whether it's this season or 2013-14? Cast your votes!


An extended absence

Derrick Rose has been out since April 28, when he tore his ACL in Game 1 of the first-round series against the Sixers. Is it time to start worrying that he's not back yet?

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How concerned should Bulls fans be that Derrick Rose has not returned to action yet?

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    32%
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    33%
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    35%

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Beasts of the East?

The Bulls were the top seed in the East each of the past two seasons. Would a healthy Derrick Rose make them the Heat's top challenger?

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Would a healthy Derrick Rose make the Bulls a championship contender?

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    71%
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    24%
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    5%

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Back and better than ever?

Adrian Peterson set a new standard for comebacks from a torn ACL. Can Bulls fans expect the same level of production from Derrick Rose?

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How confident are you that Derrick Rose can make a full recovery from his ACL injury?

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    41%
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    44%
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    15%

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