SAD NEWS: Bulls’ Lose Former Top Draft Pick for Rest of Season…

Bulls’ Lose Former Top Draft Pick for Rest of Season.

Another Chicago Bulls player has bitten the proverbial dust, ending their season early.

They entered the year with Lonzo Ball already ruled out for the year. And they lost Zach LaVine before the trade deadline. The latest is fourth-year forward Patrick Williams. He had been nursing a foot injury and remained without a timeline to return.

“Injury Update: Patrick Williams, who has been sidelined since Jan 25 with initial bone edema in his left foot, recently underwent routine subsequent imaging revealing the progression of his foot stress reaction,” the team announced in a post on X, formerly Twitter, on February 23. “He will undergo surgery and be out for the remainder of the season.” It’s the final blow in what was a disappointing campaign for the former No. 4 overall pick of the 2020 draft.

Bulls head coach Billy Donovan noted that Williams had not begun running following the team’s return from the All-Star break.

He did not suggest that they were considering surgery at this point.

“Patrick is doing the light, slow ramp-up. Everything they do is going to be based on his pain and what he can tolerate,” Donovan said, per NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson on February 20. “He has responded really well and done well. But on some of the things he has done, he has felt it mildly. And they’ll be cautious.

“They just want to make sure on the ramp-up, where if he continues to feel pain, they have to pull back.”

Williams has now appeared in 71, 17, 82, and 43 games to start his career.



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