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Nikola Mirotic recovering after successful surgery

Second-year Bulls big man Nikola Mirotic is expected to miss at least three weeks after having an appendectomy on Wednesday.

Mirotic tweeted out this photo Thursday afternoon:

Mirotic is averaging 11 points, six rebounds and 24 minutes this season. He’s the second Bulls big man to go down this month.

Joakim Noah had surgery to repair a dislocated shoulder last week and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

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Mirotic was recently selected to play for the World Team in the Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star weekend next month, but will miss the festivities while he recovers.

Stats via ESPN