Chicago Bulls’ center, Nikola Vucevic, will be out indefinitely due to a strained left groin. The news was confirmed by coach Billy Donovan on Tuesday. Patrick Williams and Andre Drummond will be taking over as starters in the team.
In the previous game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Vucevic suffered the injury after colliding with Max Strus. Although he initially remained on the court, a subsequent MRI revealed the extent of the problem. His absence is a major blow to the team’s aspirations, especially considering that they are already without Zach LaVine (foot inflammation) and Torrey Craig (ankle sprain).
Vucevic’s averages of 16.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per game demonstrate his significance to the team. Coach Donovan stated, “A lot will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation.” If necessary and depending on the opponent, Andre Drummond will step in to fill the position.
The upcoming weeks will be filled with tension in Chicago, not only due to the injuries but also because of the trade rumors involving the team’s key players. Follow Primeiro Basquete for more updates.