Lauri Markkanen injury update: Bulls F expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks with elbow sprain | NBA

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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.

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.

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