Zach LaVine’s post-injury message will please DeMar DeRozan, Bulls fans
Zach LaVine won’t be joining DeMar DeRozan and the Chicago Bulls in their upcoming road trip, but hopes are high he has avoided a serious knee injury.
LaVine left Friday’s game against the Golden State Warriors after appearing to tweak his left knee following a rebound in the first quarter. He was forced take an intentional foul with more than eight minutes remaining in the opening frame to get out and head to the locker room.
Initial reports indicate that there is no fear of an ACL tear in his knee, and according to KC Johnson of NBC Sports, LaVine has expressed optimism that there is no reason to be too concerned about the issue.
The Bulls star has reportedly already been dealing with some “minor knee swelling,” and so the latest incident just added to it.
Zach LaVine’s MRI may get pushed to tonight, but he left the United Center walking fine and is expressing confidence to others the injury isn’t serious, per source. LaVine quietly had been playing through some minor knee swelling, the source said. Tonight’s discomfort added to it
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) January 15, 2022
It is unknown how long will Zach LaVine be out, as it all depends on the results of his MRI. However, everyone knows that getting back from a knee issue can take some time. It is just difficult to rush such injuries, especially since there is the possibility of reinjuring it.
The Bulls play the Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies next on the road on Saturday and Monday, respectively. By the looks of it, LaVine is already set to miss both games, though the fact that LaVine is pushing to get his MRI earlier indicates his desire to get back as soon as possible.