The Chicago Bulls have been without guard Alex Caruso and forward Patrick Williams since January and October, respectively. Both key members of the Bulls’ rotation, Caruso and Williams have each been sidelined with wrist ailments- the former a fractured wrist and the latter torn ligaments. Chicago has sustained a strong level of play without the two, as they currently sit second in the Eastern Conference. On Monday, Bulls head coach Billy Donovan provided updates on Caruso and Williams- and they were not encouraging ones, via 670 The Score and NBC Sports Chicago insider K.C. Johnson.

Bulls guard Alex Caruso and forward Patrick Williams still need a couple weeks to strengthen their injured wrists before a return to action becomes a consideration, coach Billy Donovan said Monday evening.

Donovan said that both Alex Caruso and Patrick Williams need some more time- a couple of weeks- to strengthen their injured wrists before respective returns can even be talked about.

That is certainly not what Bulls fans want to hear, especially considering the strides that both Caruso and Williams have made this year. Caruso has evolved into one of the team’s better defenders this year.

Both Caruso and Williams are a way away from returning to the court, especially after this discouraging update.