So, Wendell Carter, Jr. is Actually Gonna Be Out a While With This Quad Issue

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So, Wendell Carter, Jr. is Actually Gonna Be Out a While With This Quad Issue

Chicago Bulls

For his third-straight season, Wendell Carter Jr. will miss a month of action.

The Chicago Bulls announced on Tuesday that an MRI revealed a severe quad contusion, one that the team will have to re-evaluate in four weeks.

I know it is not fair to get mad about flukey injuries, but it’s also so hard not to be so frustrated with the issues Carter, Jr. (and the Bulls, in general) has had to start his career. He played only 44 games in his first season due to a broken finger, 34 games (out of 65) in his second season due to an ankle sprain, and he will now miss significant time with a … severe bruise?

Chicago will now have to rely on Daniel Gafford to protect the rim over the next few weeks, which has gone anything but well in Carter, Jr.’s first three games missed. Additionally, expect a lot of small ball from here on out as Lauri Markkanen and Thaddeus Young man in the middle.

Ugh. What a bummer. More later.



Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.