Derrick underwent successful surgery on Wednesday after sustaining an orbital fracture at Bulls practice Tuesday morning. He is estimated to be able to resume basketball activities in two weeks.
“[Derrick’s] still in great spirits, and again, it’s not a structural injury,” said Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg. “When he comes back ready to go he should be able to go right back into it 100 percent.”
Rose was struck in the face by an elbow during Tuesday’s practice, the first of training camp for the Bulls. The Bulls open the season on Oct. 27 against the Cavaliers.