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Bulls’ Chandler Hutchison set to return after missing 3 games with back spasms

Though he has missed the last three games due to back spasms, it sounds like Chicago Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison has recovered enough to play in Monday night’s matchup against the San Antonio Spurs, according to a report from K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

Hutchison, a rookie who played his collegiate ball at Boise State, was originally listed as questionable for Monday’s game. This latest update means he’s now probable, which is certainly good news for the Bulls (5-15), who are struggling to find a rhythm through the early stages of this season.

In his 16 appearances with the Bulls this season, Hutchison has averages of 5.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting from the field (21.1 percent from beyond the arc) and 4.0 rebounds in 19.3 minutes per outing.

In other Bulls injury news, head coach Fred Hoiberg has stated that Lauri Markkanen, who has been dealing with a right elbow injury, is scheduled to return to full practice activities on Tuesday. While there is no official date set for his return, this is certainly good news for the team.

Monday night’s Bulls-Spurs matchup is scheduled to tip inside the United Center at 8:00 p.m. ET. San Antonio is struggling at 9-10 overall and 3-7 in its last 10 games.