Bulls expect Carter to miss 8-12 weeks with thumb injury

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 19, 2019 07:11 AM
Bulls expect Carter to miss 8-12 weeks with thumb injury
Wendell Carter Jr. NBA file photo

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls expect prized rookie center Wendell Carter Jr. to miss eight to 12 weeks because of a left thumb injury.

The team said Friday (Saturday, PHL time) that surgery has been recommended for Carter, who was hurt Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) against the Lakers.

The injury was initially diagnosed as a sprain, but more tests and a follow-up examination with Bulls hand specialists Drs. John Fernandez and Mark Cohen on Friday revealed it was more serious and potentially season-ending.

The No. 7 overall draft pick, Carter averages 10.3 points and 7 rebounds.

The Bulls own the second-worst record in the NBA at 10-35. They have been hit hard by injuries and changed coaches, with Jim Boylen replacing Fred Hoiberg.

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