Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen expected to miss 2-4 weeks due to shoulder injury

Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen expected to miss 2-4 weeks due to shoulder injury

Lauri Markkanen will be sidelined for the next two to four weeks with a shoulder injury, the Chicago Bulls announced Monday.

An MRI confirmed Markkanen original diagnosis of a sprained right acromioclavicular joint, which is at the top of the shoulder.

The big from Finland started the season strong, after struggling for most of the 2019/2020 season campaign shooting career-lows in FG%(42.5) and 3P%(34.4).

Markkanen has a great comeback campaign under Billy Donovan so far this season being the second best scorer in the Bulls’ squad only behind Zach LaVine.

The Arizona product averages 19.4 points shooting 51.4% from the field and 39.6% from deep- all career-highs. The Bulls started the season with expectations, but their start is pretty rocky so far having a 9-13 record.

With Markkanen out,  rookie Patrick Williams is expected to get a pump in his minutes, while Denzel Valentine and Thaddeus Young are about to cover for their teammate while he is out.

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