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Chicago Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. (quad) to miss at least 4 weeks

Jan 6, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. (34) during the first quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls forward Wendell Carter Jr. will miss at least four weeks because of a severe contusion on his right quadriceps, the team announced Tuesday.

An MRI confirmed the extent of the injury for Carter Jr., who will be re-evaluated next month. The 21-year-old is averaging 12.8 points and 8.0 rebounds in 14 games during his third season with the Bulls.

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Carter Jr. was injured last week during practice when he collided with teammate Denzel Valentine. He has missed the last three games, with the Bulls posting a 1-2 record during that span.

In 101 career games, all starts, Carter Jr. is averaging 11.1 points and 8.2 rebounds. He was Chicago’s first-round pick (No. 7 overall) out of Duke in 2018.

–Field Level Media