Patrick Williams Reportedly Set to Have Surgery on Sunday, Miss 4-6 Months

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Patrick Williams Reportedly Set to Have Surgery on Sunday, Miss 4-6 Months

Chicago Bulls

Patrick Williams will undergo surgery on his dislocated left wrist on Sunday, according to NBC Sports Chicago’s Rob Schaefer.

The second-year forward spoke to reporters for the first time since his injury after Saturday’s team shootaround. He could apparently be seen with a cast covering his forearm as he opened up about the disappointment that came with the shocking injury.

“It sucks,” Williams told Schaefer. “You just put in so much time over the summer. Lot of thoughts, lot of emotions that go into it. It’s easy to look at it as something bad, but I’m just trying to not really think about that as much and look forward. But it definitely sucks. There’s nothing good about being injured, nothing good about sitting out on the sideline.”

The Chicago Bulls officially provided a Williams update Friday afternoon, putting a four-to-six month recovery timeline on the surgery. The front end would put Williams back on the floor by late February with roughly a month and a half of the regular season left to go. Meanwhile, the backend would only put him in a position to return if the Bulls were able to make the playoffs and potentially go on a run.

For what it’s worth, the first report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski did state that Williams was expected to miss the remainder of the regular season.

The Bulls will play their first game without Williams tonight when they take on the Utah Jazz at 7:00 p.m. CT.

How will they make up for his absence? More on that below …

Author: Elias Schuster

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