Late Tuesday in Washington, in frustrated fashion, Taj Gibson said "that's what happens when you rush back to try to help your team win" after he reinjured his left knee.

Some people tried to apply significance to Derrick Rose's situation off that comment. Gibson doesn't.

"He has handled it the right way from Day 1," Gibson said emphatically before Thursday's morning shootaround. "He listened to himself."

Gibson is out indefinitely but confirmed Wednesday's report that his MRI merely showed an aggravation of scar tissue from his knee sprain on Feb. 24. Gibson missed just more than three weeks then.

"I listened to myself too," Gibson said of his decision then to return after missing 10 games. "I knew when the training staff told me what I could do and how it feels. It's your opinion. You're in charge of your (stuff), so when I went out there I felt like I was good. But anything could happen."

Rose continues to practice fully, but there are few indications he will play this season.

"He's close but he's not going to come back until he's ready," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "Right now, we're not doing a lot of scrimmaging because of where we are (in the schedule) so it's hard to gauge. When we did scrimmage, he looked very good. The most important thing is making sure he's comfortable.

"It's on him. Only he knows. So we have to trust him. As I've said many times, I trust him implicitly. He'll know when he's ready. And when he is, he'll go."