Despite playing just 3 minutes in the Chicago Bulls’ preseason opener due to a knee contusion, Coby White says he’s good to go.
The point guard spoke with reporters on Thursday, clarifying that his MRI came back clean and he practiced in full with the team. The plan is also for him to see the floor tomorrow night against the Denver Nuggets.
Indeed, White even said he hoped to return to the game on Tuesday, but team doctors instructed him to take it easy since it was only a preseason contest.
While White’s role this season is still up in the air, there is no question the Bulls will want his services readily available off the bench. His 3-point shooting is a rare commodity on this roster, and the hope will be he can only expand on the career year he had behind the arc last season.
You can catch our original post on White’s injury below:
Already entering the season with a shorthanded backcourt, Coby White could soon join the injury report.
The Chicago Bulls’ guard left Tuesday’s preseason opener after just 3 minutes of play. The team announced prior to the start of the second half that White exited with a “left knee contusion” and was questionable to return. While White did go on to participate in warm-ups before the 3rd quarter, he didn’t make another appearance in the game.
Considering we’re talking about the preseason, it’s probably not worth reading too far into the team’s decision to keep White out. Most teams are going to act out of an abundance of caution for any minor bump or bruise during this time of year, and they should. This is also why I wouldn’t be too shocked to see White take off the team’s next contest against the Nuggets on Friday night.
Having said that, we’ll still want clarification that White isn’t dealing with anything more serious. Head coach Billy Donovan shared that he did undergo an MRI on Wednesday – which is said to be “standard procedure” – and the results are pending.
My best guess would be that everything comes back clean, especially since there seemed to be potential for him to return last night. But, again, we’ll still want to keep an eye out for the Bulls’ next injury report. This team can’t risk losing another downtown threat.