Yesterday, the Chicago Bulls announced that center Wendell Carter Jr. will be sidelined for at least four weeks with a quad contusion. Carter Jr. addressed the injury on Wednesday in an Instagram story.
After dealing with a string of various injuries over the course of his three-year career, this most recent ailment has to be especially frustrating for Carter Jr. considering it occurred in practice. Nevertheless, the Bulls’ big man is trying to remain positive through it all and looks forward to being back with his teammates.
Carter Jr. was averaging 12.8 points on 53.3% shooting along with eight rebounds and 2.4 assists per game before going on the shelf. In his absence, Daniel Gafford has moved into a starting role. The Bulls will certainly rely on Gafford, Thaddeus Young, and Lauri Markkanen at the 5-spot over the next month-plus.