Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 at 3:42 pm  |  61 responses

Carlos Boozer Fractures Hand (UPDATE)

SLAM and CSNChicago writer Aggrey Sam breaks the news over Twitter:

Aggrey Sam on Carlos Boozer

UPDATE: ESPNChicago has more info: “Boozer suffered the injury on Saturday during the Bulls’ day off. According to team sources, Boozer tripped over a bag in his house and fell.

The team says Boozer broke the fifth metacarpal bone in his hand. He was evaluated by team physician Dr. Brian Cole and hand specialist Dr. Marc Cohen of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.”

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  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky


  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    I can’t wait to hear more of this story.

  • fresh_since_88

    Man the bulls shoulda picked up T-Mac … said that from the start

  • JTaylor21

    Damn Bulls fans this is not good news. Someone needs find BCrawford fast because he might be getting ready to jump from the Sears Towers (I kidd I kidd).

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Man, droppin’ like flies, already.. Being that this is likely the last full season (before lockout) I’d like to see a healthy season for everyone.. (wishful thinking)

  • http://Slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    @JT21: It’s actually called Willis Tower now… And I’m more pissed than suicidally upset.

  • VisionofGreatness

    Looks like Rose will have more of a load to carry until Booz gets back. Sucks to get hurt during an off day.

  • JazzFan

    Dear Bulls Fan,

    Enjoy Carlos Boozer. He will do this to you every year of his contract. Im sure his injury isnt anything more than a hang nail.


    Jazz Fan

  • MikeC.

    He can use eyebrow power to heal his hand in record time.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    How the heck did he break his hand during a rest day?

  • Ctp

    Guarantee you he is out for more than 8 weeks.

    Sincerely, another Jazz fan.

  • Slic ric

    Damn boozer, how you get injured on yo day off, you got to be a stupid motherF***** to get injured on yo day off. This sucks if your’e a bulls fans. I see lame jazz fans smiling like CTP.

  • Robb

    I’m not a Bulls fan but I’m pissed. I was looking forward to see the Bulls with Boozer. We’ll have to wait.

  • ab40

    Here we go again. Don’t you remember he hardly played in the first two/three years in utah. He’s a great player when healthy and how the hell doe you break your hand?

  • Flud

    Boozin’….. that’s how you hurt your hand. By Boozin’

  • dma

    i still don’t get the fascination with Carlos Boozer. but hey more power to him if he’s getting paid.

  • hammer

    @slic ric. Mayb he was stealing boxes. Ha ha! Jokes aside:D-ZAM! This sucks! On the brink of the most anticipating season n 13yrs,this s**t happens. I’m confident tho my bulls will hold up till booz returns. Bulls got a solid squad that is capable of holding their ground till his return. I look 4 korver tho 2 struggle a bit since booz won’t b there 2 command double teams. And I say a bit cuz we still got rose 2 dish it out 2 him. We’ll b fine. Better getting injured now than from mid-season on tho. Go bulls!

  • Dagger

    Well, Boozer has always been injury-prone, so this is hardly a surprise (though it might come as one for Bulls fans drunk on the summer hype).


    Tough break for the Bulls.

  • rich

    he tripped on a bag?
    isnt bags a rookie respnsibility. gotta get that hazing back in order

  • hammer

    Oh my god! Really? A f****n bag of all things………. (long sigh,shaking head slowly,look of disgust on face)

  • JTaylor21

    Tripped over a bag? SHAMWOW unless he was the Chicago Outfits new hitman and tripped over a body bag, no 6-9 260 pound man should get injured over a bag.

  • SpaceJam

    this is bs. I can’t believe u booze. Ugh, my bulls will hold up though.

  • http://sdfklflc.com Jukai

    It was the bag of things he bought with the ridiculous contract Chicago gave him. He tripped over it because he was laughing so hard over the ridiculous contract Chicago gave him, he didn’t see the bag.
    Luckily, he’ll be able to pay for the best doctors thanks to the ridiculous contract Chicago gave him.

  • http://slamonline.com mike

    Any self respecting chicagoan knows it’ll always be Sears Tower, Bryan.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Wow, that update doesn’t instill me with much confidence. He tripped over a bag and broke his hand. This is some Mr. Glass stuff.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Oh well join the line Carlos – I’ve fractured the fourth metacarpal (ring finger). It’s annoying because you can’t set it in a cast. Just strap it up and quit using it….About the only thing I can do is play Xbox and type away on this keyboard “two finger” stylee`.

  • Vince5

    It’s almost as weird as the time Sprewell injured himself when he fought against some dude on his boat…Or when Tony Allen injured himself when he missed a dunk a couple of years ago.

  • The Philosopher

    It could have been worse.

  • http://sdfklflc.com Jukai

    The Philosopher: he tripped over a f(#$*ing bag. How could it have been worse?

  • The Philosopher

    He could have pulled a Joel Pryzbilla.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    Tough break, Bulls fans. PR guys should have just left out the tripping over a bag part.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic


  • Leonel
  • MusketeerX

    That sucks. Hope it wasn’t his shooting hand.

  • Black Mamba

    he is one fragile mofo!!

  • Leonel

    Until you get injured you big cry baby? Haha

  • Leonel

    Of course, I’m not laughing at Booze but at the comments on a SLAM piece last year.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    OK, eight weeks from now is November 28th. Right after the damn circus trip. Fifteen games into the season. During that time, we’ve got some pretty tough games. Away games at Thunder, at Celtics, at Rockets, at Spurs, at Mavs, at Lakers, at Suns, at Nuggets. Damn. We’ll be ok if we can play at least .500 ball while he’s gone, and Boozer comes back healthy. But DAMN. If this is a sign of things to come, then let me be the first to tell all Jazz fans everywhere = “y’all were right (but I still hate you mother**ckers)

  • jazz fan

    You may hate us, but we love you for taking that a$$ hole off our hands. 8 weeks? Maybe he’ll be ready. It is his shooting hand which means all that time off will make his long release of a shot rusty at best. Bulls fans expect this bag falling accident to mess with his whole season. Sincerely Happy jazz fan who is glad that piece of work is in the east.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    phil, how did pyrzbilla get hurt? vlad rads snowboarding injury was quite hilarious

  • Bruno

    Carlitos sucks man when the jazz needed him against LA, he dissapeared … Millsap battled alone all those games, him & Jefferson are gonna be very fun to watch

  • Chris

    Didn’t pyrzbilla fall getting in/out of the bathtub or something? :s

  • JazzFan

    Im so happy to hear Loozer broke a finger over tripping on a bag. What a freaking pansy. I am so happy is not on the Jazz anymore, he’s a complete Dbag.

  • K-Nas

    I fell off my garage roof and came away with bruises. How does a 250-pound professional athlete break his hand after tripping over a bag?

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long (Yes, that Brad Long)

    The Bulls or the Bucks are still my two picks of who will probably knock the Heat out of the playoffs next year.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Looks like keeping Taj Gibson around was the right idea. At least he gets to keep his starting spot…

  • http://www.dimemag.com Royal

    Ummmmm I think this whole tripping over a bag thing is a poor attempt of a cover-up

  • http://www.kwapt.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Hope the Bulls kept the receipt on CBooze. 2 words: Brian Scalabrine.

  • bnets

    thank u for not signing with my nets hahaha

  • http://ohlaglambam.blogspot.com Zabba

    That’s what happens when you do house chores while drunk. I once broke my nipple that way!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    This reminds me of the Luc Longley fiasco, where he reported to practice the next day having dislocated his shoulder ‘playing’ in the surf…

  • http://slamonline.com star

    times like this your glad you didnt pick him for your fantasy team

  • http://Www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Until you break your hand, u big crybaby. Hehe

  • 2dope

    I don’t get it. He was never injured in Utah.

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  • The Philosopher

    @Tarzan Cooper:
    Pryzbilla tripped and fell in his shower, re-rupturing his patella a little while back.

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    “Tripped over a bag” is PR-speak for “drunkenly punching a wall.” Bet on it.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Tripped over a bag = Tiger Uppercutted A Desk Clerk Named Wendel

  • ClydeSays

    Dude has averaged about 60 games per season over his career. Missing 2 months sounds about right.

  • HA!

    260lbs, 5%body fat.. and the bones of an 80year old! He’s broken more bones since he was 15 than anyone I know. Dont think it was caused by a drunken punch (he’s not a big drinker) but probably a frustrated punch to a wall because he hates his wife.