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.