Yesterday, Wendell Carter Jr. got our hopes up by participating in a shoot-around before the Bulls preseason matchup against the Pelicans, but not long before game time, the team announced that he’d be sidelined once again. Indeed, the big man has been battling a tailbone injury that has lingered longer than expected and it’s been a particular bummer, given his past history with injuries.
But today’s a new day, and we’ve finally got some good news to share: Wendell Carter Jr. practiced fully for the first time since Oct. 2.
“Wendell got a really good workout in and participated fully in practice today. He will be upgraded to questionable.” – Coach Boylen pic.twitter.com/U37Oid3HjA
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) October 10, 2019
Woo! It’s something! Er, well, it’s at least not nothing!
Tomorrow, the Bulls will work on the road for the first time against the Indiana Pacers, which could pose a tough first game back with big men Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis on the roster. It’s unclear how many minutes Jim Boylen would give his second-year center after this recent string of bad luck injuries, but considering he hasn’t been on the court (competitively) since Jan. 15, it’s safe to assume he needs some game action before the regular season tips-off.
Fingers crossed we get to see some Carter Jr. tomorrow. No, really, cross those fingers.