Posted Oct 5 2010 5:20PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer had surgery Tuesday on his fractured right hand and is expected to miss two months.
Boozer, the Bulls' major offseason acquisition, fractured the fifth metacarpal bone in his hand Saturday. He said he fell over a bag at his home.
The 6-foot-9 Boozer spent the previous six years with Utah and averaged 19.5 points and 11.2 rebounds last season before joining the Bulls in a sign-and-trade deal.
A two-time All-Star, Boozer has a five-year deal worth about $75 million. Taj Gibson is expected to replace him in the starting lineup.
The team said the procedure was performed by Dr. John Fernandez and Dr. Mark Cohen in Chicago.
|Jordan Wags Finger at Mutombo |
Check out this promo of Dikembe Mutombo talking about Michael Jordan dunking on him and waving his finger as he prepares to be enshrined into the Hall Of Fame.
|Elton Brand Career Highlights|
Check out Elton Brand's career highlights.
|Day Three Wrap: 2015 FIBA Americas Championship|
Find out who won and lost from day three of the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship.
|Top 10: Nikola Mirotic|
See why Chicago big man Nikola Mirotic was selected to the 2014-15 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
|Day Two Wrap: 2015 FIBA Americas Championship|
Watch the highlights from day two of the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship.