Bulls announce that Lauri Markkanen will miss 2-4 weeks

A right shoulder sprain incurred during Friday’s loss in Orlando will sideline the starting forward for up to a month.

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The Bulls’ announced Lauri Markkanen will be out two to four weeks.

The Bulls’ announced Lauri Markkanen will be out two to four weeks.

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The Bulls announced Monday that Lauri Markkanen will be out two to four weeks with a right shoulder injury.

Coach Billy Donovan was hoping that Markkanen’s right shoulder sprain wasn’t as serious as it looked midway into Friday’s loss to Orlando.

As the organization has found out in Markkanen’s fourth season, however, injury news seldom goes well for the 7-footer.

The team announced that Markkanen’s MRI confirmed that he had sprained the right acromioclavicular joint in his shoulder.

Markkanen already missed games this season because of contract tracing, but has had a three-year bumpy road of injuries.

Since being acquired in the 2017 Jimmy Butler rebuild trade, Markkanen’s most successful season from an availability standpoint was his rookie year, when he played 68 of the 82 games.

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