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.
–Field Level Media