Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (shoulder) out 2-4 weeks

Feb 3, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) dribbles the ball against New York Knicks center Nerlens Noel (3) during the first quarter at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen is expected to miss two to four weeks with a right shoulder injury, the team said Monday.

The diagnosis of a sprained right acromioclavicular joint followed an MRI exam.

Markkanen, 23, sustained the injury in Friday night’s 123-119 loss to the Magic in Orlando. The Bulls followed with a win against the Magic on Saturday without Markkanen in the lineup.

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The No. 7 overall draft pick in 2017, Markkanen is in his fourth season with the Bulls. In 14 games this season, he is averaging a career-high 19.1 points to go with 6.1 rebounds per game.

In 184 career games, he has averaged 16.4 points and 7.5 rebounds.

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