Derrick Rose resumes rehabilitation on ankle, rejoins Cavs

Derrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio– Derrick Rose is taking the next step in rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The point guard, who was on an excused leave of absence from the team, was re-evaluating his future in the NBA. His eight seasons in the league have been plagued by injuries , which reportedly are taking an emotional toll.

Rose flew to Cleveland Monday morning to report to the Cavs training facility, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

According to the Cavaliers, Rose will resume treatment and rehabilitation on his left ankle as he works to return to the team.

“This has been a very challenging and difficult time for Derrick. We will continue to provide him with support and have patience as he re-joins his teammates and works his way back on to the court,” said Koby Altman, Cavs general manager.

The Cavs said Rose’s status will be updated when he’s able to return to play.

The 29-year-old joined the Cavs with a one-year, $2.1 million veteran’s minimum contract. He’s missed the past 12 games.

Rose is averaging 14 points and 2.6 rebounds per game with Cleveland.

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