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.”
Alex Caruso to miss at least a week with his hamstring/calf issues.
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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.