Derrick Rose’s Double Vision Could Last Multiple Months, Says Fred Hoiberg

November 15th, 2015 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
As criticism of Derrick Rose's play crests in Chicago, Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg offered some insight into why the former MVP is struggling: He's still dealing with double vision in his left eye—and it's not going away anytime soon.

Hoiberg said Sunday that Rose's double vision could linger for up to three months, per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. 

Rose, 27, suffered an orbital fracture in a September practice, limiting him to just 10 minutes of preseason action. He has been in the lineup for each of Chicago's first nine regular-season games wearing a protective mask but is playing the worst basketball of his career.

Heading into Monday's game against the Pacers, Rose is averaging a career-low 12.6 points and 6.0 assists per game. He's shooting just 35.9 percent from the floor, including a disconcerting 5.6 percent from three-point range. 

"When I'm out there playing, I'm only using one of my eyes," Rose said last month, per Nick Friedell of "I close my left eye whenever I'm out there. So I just got used to it from practice."

Playing with 50 percent vision is obviously less th ...

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