After entering the day as questionable on the Bulls’ injury report, Alex Caruso has been upgraded to available for tonight’s battle with the Jazz.
Caruso had been dealing with an apparent ankle sprain that kept him out of practice on Sunday afternoon. While the injury didn’t seem to be anything serious, it was still concerning to think that he could start this crucial four-game road trip in street clothes.
The Bulls will need everybody firing on all cylinders to avoid an even greater setback over the next two weeks. Let’s hope Caruso looks nothing short of the same tonight as the Bulls hope to take advantage of a Jazz team that has lost four straight games.
You can view our original post on Caruso’s injury status below …
According to the NBA’s Official Injury Report, Alex Caruso will head into Monday questionable with an ankle sprain.
The Chicago Bulls’ veteran guard reportedly didn’t practice on Sunday due to the injury. However, head coach Billy Donovan suggested that there isn’t any concern that this should be a long-term issue.
Regardless, this isn’t the news the Bulls want to hear as they embark on a five-game road trip out West. Their first meeting tomorrow will come against the Utah Jazz, who have been the surprise team in the league this season and currently hold a top-5 offensive rating. For a Bulls team trying to bounce back (yet again) from an ugly loss, it surely feels like having their best defensive player on the floor will be key.
Not to mention, Caruso has actually hit some crucial shots from behind the arc in recent games. He’s cracked double-digit scoring in three of the last five contests while shooting 8-14 from behind the arc. Of course, his greatest impact will always come on the opposite end, but those buckets have come in handy for a Bulls team that’s used to knocking down so few long-range shots.