Patrick Williams of the Chicago Bulls will be out for at least four weeks due to a significant ankle sprain.
Patrick Williams of the Chicago Bulls has suffered a significant left ankle sprain, which could require him to miss the start of the 2021-22 season.
Williams injured his ankle during an optional individual workout on Sept. 15, according to a statement released by the Bulls on Friday. According to the team, he is having daily treatment and will be out for four to six weeks.
On Oct. 20, the Bulls will play the Detroit Pistons in their season opener.
Last season, Williams, the fourth overall pick in the NBA Draft, started 71 games and averaged 9.2 points and 4.6 rebounds.
Coby White, the Bulls’ point guard, has “made steady progress over the previous four months” and is scheduled to return in November, according to the team. In June, he had surgery on his left shoulder.
In training camp, which begins on Tuesday, White will participate in non-contact activities.
White was taken with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2019 draft by the Bulls out of North Carolina. In his second NBA season, he averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 assists.
With a 31-41 record, Chicago finished 11th in the Eastern Conference last season. The Bulls finished the season two games behind the Charlotte Hornets for the last NBA Play-In Tournament place, missing the postseason for the fourth consecutive season.
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