Less than 24 hours after Zach LaVine surpassed Michael Jordan on the Bulls’ all-time three-pointers made list, the Windy City received some unnerving news.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, LaVine has a small ligament tear in the thumb of his non-shooting hand, however, he plans to play through the injury after the Bulls became the third undefeated team in the League. Charania reports that it depends on LaVine’s pain tolerance, but that he wants to play through it.
Bulls All-Star Zach LaVine has a small ligament tear in the thumb of his non-shooting hand but intends to play through the injury, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. It’s a matter of pain tolerance and LaVine wants to play as Chicago starts the season 4-0.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 27, 2021
NBC Chicago Bulls’ Insider K.C. Jones reports that LaVine underwent an MRI on his left thumb during the Bulls off-day on Tuesday. LaVine is currently averaging a team-high 25.5 points, 4.8 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game this season.
On Monday, the Bulls posted a 111-108 win over the Toronto Raptors, which confirmed the team’s first undefeated start since the 1996-1997 season. As for LaVine’s return, we’ll get a chance to see tomorrow night as the Bulls look to defend their record from the New York Knicks on Thursday.