the republic logo

Chicago Bulls G Jimmy Butler to miss final preseason game with sprained thumb

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls say guard Jimmy Butler will miss their final preseason game with a sprained left thumb.

Butler was injured when he deflected a pass in the first quarter of Sunday night's 101-96 victory over Charlotte.

The Bulls announced on Tuesday that an MRI and subsequent examinations had confirmed the diagnosis of sprained thumb ligaments. Butler will miss practice this week and will be re-evaluated after Chicago plays Minnesota in St. Louis on Friday night.

Butler averaged a career-high 13.1 points and 4.9 rebounds in 67 games last season. He also is regarded as a strong perimeter defender.

Chicago opens the regular season on Oct. 29 at the New York Knicks.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.