The Chicago Bulls must be out of luck in the injury department. Derrick Jones Jr. is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks following a fracture to his right index finger. He was working out at the Advocate Center when the injury occurred.
Jones Jr. was already out with a leg injury that he suffered earlier this month. He suffered a bone bruise vs. the Brooklyn Nets on Jan. 12.
When Jones Jr. injured his knee in the middle of January, the Bulls expected him to return in 2-4 weeks. Now, this new injury will likely keep him sidelined until sometime in March and the Bulls cannot afford another player going down.
Derrick Jones Jr. will wear a protective splint on his finger, which could potentially allow for an earlier return barring any further setbacks.
The Bulls’ forward has appeared in 31 games in 2021-22. With a 58% shooting percentage, 40% from the three-point line, Jones Jr. is a player the Bulls would like to keep around. Losing Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso for extended stints is hurting the team already. But now their depth is being challenged and they can’t afford to lose anyone else.
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