Butler Out – Bulls’ Injury Woes Continue

The hits keep coming to the Windy City.

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Results of an MRI today revealed that Chicago Bulls’ All Star guard Jimmy Butler suffered a Grade 2-3 ulnar ligament sprain along with a small bone impaction injury to his right elbow during yesterday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

The incident occurred early in the third quarter when Butler collided with Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.

Butler is having a career-best year averaging 20.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game and is expected to be sidelined for three-to-six weeks while recovering from the injury. This comes on the heels of Bulls franchise star Derrick Rose being out for at least a month after undergoing surgery on his meniscus. The good news for Chicago fans is that Butler will not require surgery.

At 37-23, Chicago remains a half-game behind the Toronto Raptors and currently hold down the third-seed in the Eastern Conference with a half-game lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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