Bulls star Lauri Markkanen out 6 to 8 weeks with sprained elbow
CHICAGO – The injury bug bit the Bulls again.
The team announced Friday Lauri Markkanen is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a high grade lateral elbow sprain. He had an MRI after hurting his right elbow in practice Thursday.
Markkanen is coming off a strong rookie campaign, during which he averaged over 15 points and 7 rebounds a game.
Denzel Valentine will also be out for Sunday’s preseason opener against the Pelicans. Valentine was diagnosed with a moderate left ankle sprain. He will be reevaluated in two weeks.