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Wendell Carter Jr. helped to locker room after right ankle sprain

Wendell Carter Jr. landed awkwardly on a driving shot attempt at Dallas on Monday and immediately clutched his right foot in pain. The Bulls big man had to be helped off the court and into the locker room. He was later diagnosed with a right ankle sprain and would not return.

Taken seventh overall in the 2018 Draft, Carter Jr. has been a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing season for Chicago. The second-year center is averaging 11.9 points and 10.0 rebounds while shooting 54.3 percent, numbers surpassed by just five other players in the league.

A left thumb injury limited Carter Jr.’s to just 44 games in his rookie season.