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Derrick Rose injury: Bulls star 'likely' to miss preseason, season opener 'in jeopardy'

Derrick Rose is progressing slowly from his facial injury.

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Derrick Rose is 'most likely' going to miss the entire preseason, according to what Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said after practice on Tuesday. Rose has been sidelined since catching an elbow in his face and suffering a left orbital fracture during the first practice of the year.

Hoiberg said that Rose still has swelling around his eye and is probably a week away from running. While Hoiberg did not rule Rose out of the regular season opener on Oct. 27 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Tribune's K.C. Johnson tweeted that Rose's presence in the opener is 'in jeopardy'. Rose was originally slated to return two weeks after the injury.

The Bulls are 2-2 thus far in the preseason, with E'Twaun Moore starting the first two games at point guard and Kirk Hinrich getting the last two starts.

The Bulls will face Detroit, Charlotte, Indiana and Dallas before wrapping up the preseason. The Bulls also play a back-to-back to open the regular season, going from a home game against the Cavs to a date in Brooklyn the following night.