Initial Read on Zach LaVine’s MRI is Positive, "Not Expected to Miss Significant Time"

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Initial Read on Zach LaVine’s MRI is Positive, “Not Expected to Miss Significant Time”

Chicago Bulls

Breathe.

The Chicago Bulls announced this afternoon that Zach LaVine underwent an MRI that revealed no structural damage. LaVine will be treated accordingly and re-evaluated early next week for a return timetable.

Most importantly, the team explicitly stated that LaVine “is not expected to miss significant time.”

Considering the situation that surrounded last night’s LaVine exit (which you can catch up on here), this is incredibly positive news. LaVine, who checked himself out of the game just over 4 minutes in, walked straight to the locker room after grabbing a non-contact rebound.

NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson reported after the game that LaVine had been dealing with minor knee soreness, something he states isn’t unusual for LaVine, who had an ACL surgery in that same knee back in 2017.

Of course, we’re not completely out of the woods yet as we await a timetable for his return, but the fact the team feels confident enough to share that he will not miss significant time is about as encouraging as it can get right now.

It was also encouraging to see LaVine take to Twitter for his own virtual sigh of relief.



Author: Elias Schuster

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