Archive for the ‘Injury Report’ Category
Posted on Jan 27
With a nationally televised marquee matchup against the Miami Heat looming on Sunday, speculation mounted this week that Bulls small forward Luol Deng could return from a wrist injury that afternoon.
However, Deng, speaking exclusively with BullsTV during BMO Harris Bank Pregame Live on Friday evening, didn’t sound very optimistic about that happening.
“It’s a day-by-day thing,” said Deng, who …
Posted on Jan 24
Shaler Halimon isn’t walking through the door. Kornel David isn’t walking through the door. Fabricio Oberto isn‘t walking through the door.
No, the Bulls and their gaudy 16-3 record are basically going to have to go with what they have, and that includes without Luol Deng for at least a few more games.
Deng and team officials confirmed Tuesday that …
Posted on Jan 21
When Derrick Rose missed his fourth consecutive game with a toe injury Saturday as the Bulls defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 95-89 and improved to an NBA-best 15-3 overall record, he had plenty of company at the end of the bench.
Joakim Noah was a late scratch due to a sprained ankle. Omer Asik started in his place, snagging a career-high …
Posted on May 2
As Atlanta Hawks point guard Kirk Hinrich went up on a drive to the basket in the fourth quarter of his team’s series-clinching win over the Orlando Magic last week, he felt a pop and swelling near his knee quickly followed.
His initial concern was that it could be a knee injury. Fortunately for Hinrich, it was only a right …
Posted on Apr 25
It turns out Derrick Rose, in one respect, is like the rest of us: Day-to-day.
The Bulls said their star point guard and (my not so hard to make prediction) MVP is listed day-to-day with a sprained ankle for Tuesday’s Game 5 of the first round playoff series with the Indiana Pacers.
Rose took an MRI to get the second …
Posted on Apr 11
It was after a long practice Monday afternoon in Madison Square Garden, the world’s smelliest, most rotten and decrepit arena. Just about all the Bulls players sat along the perimeter of the floor, chatting, getting some treatment and generally waiting for the class in Basketball Jo to conclude.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau threw Joakim Noah passes and Noah made moves, …
Posted on Apr 2
If recent reports are accurate, at least two former Bulls will be among those set for enshrinement in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame when its Class of 2011 is announced on Monday.
First, Dennis Rodman reportedly confirmed on Friday he would be among those named. On Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reported that Tex Winter, the genius behind the …
Posted on Mar 26
It was a playoff type game for the Bulls Friday at the United Center with their 99-96 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Not necessarily because of the physical, defensive struggle, the half dozen technical fouls and the veteran officiating crew led by Joey Crawford. Sure, the Bulls will see all that as they try to move deeper into the playoffs.…
Posted on Jan 28
Just two days after spending several hours at the hospital with a pair of stomach ulcers, Derrick Rose was back in action as the Bulls scored an impressive 99-90 victory over Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic on Friday.
“I’m glad we came out and played hard,” said Rose, who managed 22 points, 12 assists and six rebounds. “There were …
Posted on Jan 22
Carlos Boozer returned to the Bulls’ lineup on Saturday against Cleveland, finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds during 35 minutes of action in a 92-79 win that handed the Cavaliers their 16th consecutive defeat.
While Boozer’s numbers were good and his team got the win, he acknowledged there is plenty of room for improvement for both himself and the …