Chicago is already without a pair of key contributors in Zach LaVine and Lonzo Ball
CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso will have surgery next week to repair his broken right wrist after he was taken down by Grayson Allen during the third quarter of Friday night's 94-90 loss at Milwaukee. The team said Caruso will be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks. It's another tough blow for Chicago (28-16) after it announced Thursday that guard Lonzo Ball needs arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
Lonzo Ball's six to eight week return timeline won't begin until the procedure is completed.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton look to continue their stretch of offensive dominance Friday night as the Milwaukee Bucks host the Eastern Conference-leading Chicago Bulls. The banged-up Bulls, meantime, are starting a three-game road trip without starting guards Lonzo Ball and Zach LaVine. The team left both players at home with knee injuries, and although LaVine's ailment is not expected to keep him out for too long, the team acknowledged Thursday that Ball will miss probably six weeks as he undergoes surgery for a meniscus tear in his left knee.
The Bulls point guard will be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks.