The Chicago Bulls can breathe a sigh of relief.
According to the team, an MRI on All-Star guard Zach LaVine’s knee revealed “no significant structural damage” after he left Friday’s game against the Golden State Warriors with an injury.
Through 37 games, LaVine is averaging 25.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists in .491/.412/.872 shooting splits. The Bulls sit in first place in the Eastern Conference but will have to fight to stay in the top spot as Miami, Brooklyn and Milwaukee are all breathing down their necks.
What’s next for LaVine? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news on how long he may be out.
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What is Zach LaVine’s injury?
LaVine appeared to get hurt just three minutes into Friday’s matchup against Golden State. With the Warriors ready to get the ball with 8:28 remaining in the first quarter, LaVine intentionally fouled Stephen Curry and walked straight into the Bulls’ locker room.
Zach LaVine immediately fouls and leaves the game pic.twitter.com/l0ILJgne2A
— Alex (@dbs408) January 15, 2022
The latest report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania he claims LaVine just has a stiff knee and the Bulls have announced he will be re-evaluated in a week.
How long will Zach LaVine be out?
The Bulls announced Saturday that LaVine underwent an MRI and it revealed no significant structural damage to his left knee.
The team’s update said “significant time is not expected to be lost.”
Zach LaVine underwent an MRI this morning that revealed no significant structural damage to his left knee.
LaVine has started targeted therapy and will be re-evaluated early next week when a more definitive schedule is determined.
No significant time is expected to be lost.
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 15, 2022
LaVine will be re-evaluated “early next week when a more definitive timeline is determined.”
Bull Calendar 2021-22
|Date||Adversary||Time (ET)||national television|
|January 15||on the Celtics||8:30 pm||ESPN|
|January 17||in Grizzlies||3:30 pm||TNT|
|January 19||against Cavaliers||8:00 pm||–|
|January 21st||in dollars||8:00 pm||–|
|January 23||in magic||18:00||–|
|January 24||in thunder||8:00 pm||–|
|26 of January||against raptors||8:00 pm||–|
|January 28||in the Spurs||8:30 pm||–|
|January 30th||vs. Trail Blazers||3:30 pm||–|