Jimmy Butler Leaves Game With Hyperextended Elbow, Will Have MRI Monday

by March 01, 2015

The Bulls fell at home to the Clippers, 96-86 on Sunday afternoon. ButΒ even worse, they may have lost Jimmy Butler, too. Butler left the game and did not return after hyperextending his left elbow. He’ sscheduled for an MRI on Monday to find out more about the injury. From ESPN Chicago:

Jimmy Butler left Sunday’s 96-86 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers after hyperextending his left elbow. He did not return to the game and is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday.


The Butler setback is the latest for a Chicago Bulls squad that has been bitten hard by the injury bug in recent days. Taj Gibson missed Sunday’s game after spraining his left ankle in Friday night’s win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Gibson left the United Center on Sunday wearing a walking boot and has already missed time this season because of the same injury.


Derrick Rose is expected to be out for four to six weeks after having a meniscectomy on his right knee on Friday. Rose appears to be in good spirits after starting his rehab on Saturday and was at the United Center early as his rehab process continues.