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Chicago Bulls’ Patrick Williams (wrist) out for season

Oct 23, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Josh Jackson (20) drives against Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams (44) during the second half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 23, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Josh Jackson (20) drives against Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams (44) during the second half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams will miss the rest of the regular season with a wrist injury, ESPN reported Friday.

He will need surgery to repair a left wrist dislocation that occurred in Thursday night’s 104-103 home loss to the New York Knicks, per the report. Williams landed on his wrist on a drive to the rim after getting tangled up in the air with Knicks center Mitchell Robinson.

Williams, 20, left the game with 9:42 remaining in the third quarter and did not return. He finished with six points and two rebounds in 16 minutes of action.

Bulls coach Billly Donovan called it a “pretty significant wrist injury” on Friday but said there’s a chance Williams could return in time for the playoffs.

Williams, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, is averaging 6.6 points and 2.2 rebounds through five starts this season. He started 71 of the Bulls’ 72 games as a rookie last season and averaged 9.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 27.9 minutes per contest.

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