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Chicago Bulls’ Coby White, Patrick Williams recovering from injuries


Chicago Bulls guard Coby White is on track in his recovery from surgery to his left shoulder and is expected to make a “full return” to the team in November.

The Bulls said White will be on hand when training camp opens Tuesday and will take part in the non-contact portions. He underwent surgery June 10.

Forward Patrick Williams, who sustained a severe left-ankle sprain in an optional individual workout on Sept. 15, is expected to return in four to six weeks. He is having daily treatment.

Both young players are expected to be in critical roles for the Bulls in the 2021-22 season, which begins Oct. 20 at the Detroit Pistons.

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White, 21, was selected by the Bulls with the No. 7 overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft. Last season, he appeared in 69 games (54 starts) and averaged 15.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 31.2 minutes.

The 20-year-old Williams was the No. 4 overall selection in 2020. The 6-foot-7 Williams averaged 27.9 minutes over 71 games (all starts) and had 9.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

–Field Level Media