Jimmy Butler Out 3-6 Weeks With Elbow Sprain

by March 02, 2015

The Chicago Bulls announced Monday that Jimmy Butler’s MRI revealed an ulnar ligament sprain in his left elbow.

Butler is expected to sit out the next 3-6 weeks.

From the press release:

The Chicago Bulls announced today that an MRI of Jimmy Butler confirmed a Grade 2/3 ulnar ligament sprain and small bone impaction injury to the left elbow. It is estimated that Butler may be out three to six weeks.


On the year, Butler has appeared in 55 games (all starts) and averaged a team-high 20.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.73 spg (ninth in the NBA) and 0.58 bpg in 38.9 mpg (first in the NBA).