Lauri Markkanen is not going to be within the Bulls lineup on opening night time.
The 21-year-old ahead not too long ago suffered an elbow sprain in observe, the crew introduced Friday. He shall be out six to eight weeks.
INJURY UPDATE: Lauri Markkanen sustained a proper elbow harm in observe yesterday. He underwent an MRI at present that confirmed a excessive grade lateral elbow sprain. Markkanen is estimated to be out six-to-eight weeks. pic.twitter.com/lwSdKvKIiS
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) September 29, 2018
Markkanen shined as a rookie for Chicago final season, averaging 15.2 factors and seven.5 rebounds in 68 video games. He additionally knocked down 36.2 p.c of his Three-pointers.
Markkanen was initially chosen by the Timberwolves out of Arizona with the seventh choose within the 2017 draft however was shortly traded to the Bulls as a part of the Jimmy Butler deal. He was anticipated to play a giant position within the Bulls’ offense in 2018-19.
Chicago will open the common season Oct. 18 towards the 76ers.