Bulls' Zach LaVine out 2-4 weeks with ankle injury

NBA.com Global on Dec 20, 2018 07:23 AM
Bulls' Zach LaVine out 2-4 weeks with ankle injury
FILE - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 11: Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls goes for a lay up against the Atlanta Hawks on March 11, 2018 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Chicago Bulls revealed Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) that star guard Zach LaVine will miss approximately 2-4 weeks with an ankle injury.

Per Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune, Boylen termed it a lower ankle sprain of the deltoid ligament, while Malika Andrews of ESPN.com clarified that the 2-4 week timetable would extend from Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), not the original date of injury, which took place during the fourth quarter of Friday's (last Saturday, PHL time) 97-91 loss to the Orlando Magic in Mexico City.

"We've gotten all the information we need to," Boylen told reporters. "We feel safe saying that's kind of where it's at."

LaVine, in his second season with Chicago, has been playing career-best ball, averaging 23.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 35.3 minutes per game. Attacking the rim with more frequency, LaVine had been earning 6.0 free throws nightly -- a marked boost from his previous high of 4.5, set last year in 24 games prior to a knee injury that prematurely ended his season.

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