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Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso's hamstring injury 'not significant,' to be reevaluated in one week

The Bulls are erring on the side of caution with Caruso, who has been dealing with soreness in his right hamstring and calf in recent weeks.

From NBA.com News Services

Alex Caruso is leading the league with 2.2 steals per game after signing as a free agent last summer.

Chicago Bulls coach Billy Donovan described Alex Caruso’s hamstring injury as “not significant,” telling media on Monday that he’ll be re-evaluated in one week’s time.

“He’s got an MRI. He has gotten treatment,” Donovan said. “I think with something like that the bigger concern is if we bring him back too early and now it goes from something that was minor to something more significant and now he’s gonna be missing more time.

“So I think the medical (team) feels pretty confident that, ‘OK after a week here let’s reevaluate where he’s at and make some decisions going forward.’ That’s not to sit there and say he’ll be back in a week. He could be. But he’ll be evaluated. And we’ll see how he responds to treatment.”

Caruso, a key contributor in Chicago’s rise to second place the Eastern Conference standings, had been dealing with soreness in his right hamstring and calf before leaving Saturday’s victory over first-place Brooklyn after just eight minutes.

One of the league’s top defensive players, Caruso is leading the league in steals at 2.2 per game to go with 8.5 points, 3.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds.

 

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