Bulls Suffer Yet Another Significant Injury

Already without Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso for 6 to 8 weeks, and still missing 2nd year center Patrick Williams for almost the entire season, the Chicago Bulls will now have to do without forward Derrick Jones Jr. for a significant period of time. 

Jones had been out since Jan. 12th with a knee injury, as noted by Shams Charania, but it was during practice this week that he fractured his right index finger. He is expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks, the same timeline as Ball and Caruso.

The finger will be placed in a splint, according to team officials, and they're holding out hope that possibly eventually moving into a protective splint could get him back on the court earlier. 

The 24-year-old is in his first year with the Bulls, and is averaging 6.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 17 minutes per game. 

Williams is still recovering from torn wrist ligaments, and could be back by the end of the regular season. Ball will be undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knee this week for a meniscus tear, while Caruso is also out for a while with a broken wrist, suffered by this now-infamous dirty take-down by Grayson Allen. 

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