The Chicago Sun-Times quoted an NBA source who reportedly said it could be just weeks until Rose practices with the team again.
Derrick Rose has been seen doing sprints and cutting on his surgically repaired knee.
There was no firm timetable for his return. However, many have speculated that Rose could be back some time in February 2013.
In the meantime, the Chicago Bulls were scheduled to host the Indiana Pacers at the United Center Tuesday night.