(CBS) Bulls guard Michael Carter-Williams will miss four to six weeks with a left knee bone bruise that he suffered in Monday’s road win against the Nets, the team said Tuesday.
Carter-Williams suffered the injury in the second quarter Monday while taking a hard fall on defense. An MRI revealed no ligament damage in his knee, the team said. Carter-Williams also suffered a sprained left wrist on the play.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers; 'This Tyrant At The Top Needs To Stop What She’s Doing'
Coming back at the four-week mark would mean Carter-Williams misses 14 games. Coming back at the six-week mark would have him missing 21 games.READ MORE: Another Victim Of Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy Identified: Francis Wayne Alexander, Of North Carolina
Carter-Williams’ absence will likely lead to more minutes for reserve guard Isaiah Canaan in the backcourt.
Acquired in a trade with the Bucks a couple weeks ago that sent Tony Snell to Milwaukee, Carter-Williams was slotting into a reserve role as the first guard off the bench for the Bulls before his injury. He averaged 4.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 15.0 minutes across the first three games of the season.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Rain Continues Into Monday Afternoon; Wind Advisory, Lakeshore Flood Advisory In Effect
Carter-Williams entered the year with career averages of 14.5 points, 6.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds in three seasons.