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Rose taking "full contact," giving The Return an actual countdown

Derrick Rose is, according to Nick Fridell, now taking "full contact" in practice with the Bulls:

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Wednesday that Derrick Rose is now taking "full contact" and the only thing left in his return from ACL surgery is putting in more time and then getting acclimated to a game situation.

Rose's rehab from his April 28 injury and May 12 surgery has steadily progressed to the point where there are no longer any physical limitations.

"He's full contact, yeah," Thibodeau said before Wednesday's morning shoot-around as the Bulls prepared to face the Milwaukee Bucks.

The likely date of Rose's return is after the Feb. 17 All-Star Game.

"He can do all the cutting, he can do shooting, he can go off the dribble," Thibodeau said. "So it's just a matter of him getting acclimated to playing in a game situation.

If that does not cause your heart to flutter just a tiny bit, you probably aren't alive. Full contact does not necessarily simulate the intensity of an NBA game, but it means that there are no more limitations on Rose's rehab. Now, he's really cleared to make his comeback.

He may have a setback, of course. Is it likely? I doubt it. But one thing is for sure, folks - The Return of Derrick Rose is imminent. Link: http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/story/_/id/8897736/derrick-rose-chicago-bulls-taking-full-contact-practice

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