Omer Asik: Done for the season

More bad news.

Just what Bulls fans needed right now.

ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell writes:

Chicago Bulls center Omer Asik is done for the rest of the season because of a fractured left fibula that he suffered in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.

An MRI and CT scan before Game 4 on Tuesday confirmed the diagnosis, but Asik still played two minutes in the Miami Heat’s 101-93 victory. The Heat will try to eliminate the Bulls in Game 5 on Thursday.

A release from the Bulls said Asik “attempted to play in Game 4, but had recurrent discomfort and a loss of function.”

The injury will not require surgery.

I’m not sure why the Bulls would let Asik try to play on a fractured fibula. It doesn’t seem like a very good idea to me. But what do I know? At any rate, we won’t see Asik again until next season.

Does that mean we’ll see Kurt Thomas? Or just more Taj Gibson? I guess we’ll find out.

4 Responses to Omer Asik: Done for the season

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    CJ May 25, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    Thibs HAS to activate Scalabrine. The Madhouse will earn its name the second he steps onto the floor.

    Give the people what they want!

  2. jake_vick@hotmail.com'
    Jake in Minnie May 25, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    Had a feeling this would be the case, about being done for the season.

  3. macalo07@gmail.com'
    MC May 26, 2011 at 12:10 am #

    remember that post last year about the bulls medical staff? i think it’s time to bring out that one again. another curious decision by our medical staff.

    oh and by the way, asik was -9 in his 2 minutes last night, and he played like he had a broken leg. horrible decision to try and play him, which might have ended up costing us the season.

  4. hellajax@gmail.com'
    BULL4EVER May 26, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    I was wondering whatever happened to Sclabrine, my memory is totally refreshed about him, I had never even noticed has not been playing as of late for some reason.

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