Bad luck has hit the Chicago Bulls and, more specifically, Patrick Williams. The sophomore All the rest of the campaign will be lost after dislocating his left wrist, as reported by the journalist from ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski.
The injury took place this Thursday during the celebration of the game between the Bulls and the Knicks. On a drive to the basket, Williams suffered a hard foul from Mitchell Robinson that left his bones on the ground. The New York interior would be booked with a fragrant foul for the action.
This long-term absence is a serious blow to the player and the franchise. Williams, the fourth pick in the 2020 draft, was expected to establish himself as a vital piece of the renewed Illinois roster. In a team packed with caliber scorers like Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic, the second-year player was emerging as a major defensive pillar.
Williams’ start to the season had already been in serious doubt after suffering a sprain a few days before the start of the season. training camp. He was finally able to complete his recovery before the first game of the season but this new incident ruined his foothold in the league.
As if that were not enough, in recent days the news also emerged that LaVine plans to play despite suffering a small ligament tear in the thumb of his left hand.
The Bulls have started the season with a hopeful record of four wins and one loss, but physical problems threaten to twist things going forward.
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