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Derrick Rose's double vision could last three months

Monday, November 16, 2015 9:42:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose suffered an orbital fracture in late September, and it's still affecting him: Not only is he wearing a mask during games, he still has double vision. In less than encouraging news, Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said Sunday that the double vision could persist for quite a while.

When informed of Hoiberg's comment, Rose said that was the first time he's heard about that, according to the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson. He did, however, confirm that the issue is still present.

Rose is shooting just 36 percent from the field this season, and he's reluctant to shoot from long range. He took a career-high 5.3 3-pointers per game last year, and that number is down to 2.0 per game now despite the fact he's playing more minutes. He is 1-for-18 from deep on the season.

Chicago obviously hopes that the condition improves much sooner than that three-month timetable. Rose's game has changed because of his struggles from the outside, and it hurts the team's spacing and his ability to get to the basket. If the Bulls are going to reach their potential, they don't necessarily need him to be a star but they do need him to be much more of a threat.

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