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Chicago Bulls’ Zach LaVine to play through thumb injury

Oct 25, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) reaches for a loose ball in the second half against Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 25, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) reaches for a loose ball in the second half against Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine has a small tear in the thumb of his non-shooting hand, but intends to play through the injury, according to The Athletic.

It’s unclear when the original injury occurred, but he reportedly wants to avoid being sidelined with the Bulls still undefeated at 4-0.

An MRI on Tuesday confirmed the injury, according to NBC Chicago.

LaVine, 26, is averaging 25.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists through the first four games.

He finished with 22 points in the Bulls’ most recent game, a 111-108 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

The Bulls have home games against the New York Knicks on Thursday and the Utah Jazz on Saturday.

–Field Level Media