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  • Bulls' Rose says he's 'far away' from returning from knee injury

  • DEERFIELD, Ill. — Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose says he's "far away" from returning from knee surgery.
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  • DEERFIELD, Ill. — Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose says he's "far away" from returning from knee surgery.
    Sidelined all season, Rose has been practicing and traveling with the team. But in an interview with USA Today posted on Tuesday, he says he has no specific timetable for a return.
    Rose says he's not coming back until he's "110 percent" and adds, "Who knows when that will be?" He says it could be any day, within a few weeks or even next year. Asked how close he is to 110 percent, he responded "probably in the high 80s. Far away. Far away." Rose tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during last year's playoff-opening win over Philadelphia, and the top-seeded Bulls wound up losing to the 76ers.
    Celtics
    Boston Celtics guard Leandro Barbosa has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season.
    Barbosa injured the knee in Monday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats. An MRI on Tuesday revealed the injury. Surgery had not yet been scheduled.
    Barbosa has averaged 5.2 points and just over one rebound and one assist in 41 games for the Celtics.
    Barbosa is the third Celtics player in two weeks to have a season-ending injury. All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo is out with a torn ACL, and first-round draft choice Jared Sullinger had surgery on his back.
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