The Chicago Bulls are waiting for the results of Zach LaVine’s knee test after he left the Bulls’ match against the Warriors, with 8:28 left in the first quarter.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, LaVine will not return with what she describes as a left knee injury.
During 37 matches, LaVine averages 25.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists at 0.491 / 0.412 /, 872 shooting splits. The Bulls are in first place in the Eastern Conference, but they will have to fight to stay in first place because Miami, Brooklyn and Milwaukee are breathing down their necks.
What’s next for LaVine? Here’s everything we know about his injuries, and the latest news on how long he may be out.
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What is Zach LaVine’s injury?
LaVine seemed to have hurt himself just three minutes after Friday’s game against Golden State. With the Warriors in the first quarter 8:28 on the ball, LaVine deliberately fouled Stephen Curry and went straight to the Bulls locker room.
How long will Zach LaVine be out?
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, there is a certainty among the Bulls that the injury is not serious and that LaVine will not be missing for a long time.
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine will undergo MRI of his left knee on Saturday, but according to ESPN sources, there is an initial belief that he did not suffer a serious injury. It was described as “discomfort” and a mistake on the part of caution with MRI tomorrow.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 15, 2022
In line with this timeline, Lillard could skip 19 to 25 games and his potential return could depend on where the Blazers are in the standings before he is ready.
As LaVine tore his ACL in the same knee in 2017 as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, there may have been some initial concerns about the injury.
Bulls Schedule 2021-22
|date||Opponent||time (ET)||National television|
|January 15||at the Celts||20:30||ESPN|
|January 17||in Grizzlies||15:30||TNT|
|January 19||vs. Cavaliers||20:00||–|
|21st of January||in Bucks||20:00||–|
|January 23||in Magic||18:00||–|
|January 24||in Thunder||20:00||–|
|January 26||vs. Raptors||20:00||–|
|January 28||and Spurs||20:30||–|
|January 30||vs. Trail Blazers||15:30||–|