Derrick Rose’s ex-girlfriend Mieka Reese—who he dated for a number of years and gave birth to their son Derrick Jr. in 2012—posted the following on Instagram, along with the simple caption “W E D N E S D A Y”:

(Update: Shortly after posting, Reese made her Instagram account private. I’ve replaced the embedded Instagram with a screenshot of it.)

Rose underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus six weeks ago, and the Bulls were publicly very confident that Rose would return before the end of the season. Rose said that he was pain free in the knee two weeks ago, and on Sunday’s national TV game between the Bulls and Cavaliers, Lisa Salters reported that Rose would likely return within a week. If Reese is believed that return will be Wednesday, when the Bulls play at the Magic.


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