Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine has opted to undergo season-ending surgery on his injured right foot, the team announced Saturday. The decision was made in consultation with the Bulls’ training and medical staff, LaVine and Klutch Sports Group.
Injury Update: Zach LaVine will undergo surgery on right foot as the next step in his recovery process.
LaVine will be out 4-6 months.
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LaVine, 28, is expected to have surgery next week and will be out between four to six months.
The two-time All-Star last played against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 18, when he finished with eight points, three assists and two rebounds in 24 minutes. LaVine appeared to roll his right ankle in transition when driving past Gary Trent Jr. and colliding with Jontay Porter. Chicago’s second-leading scorer rolled his ankle in his seventh game back after a 17-game absence due to right foot inflammation.
LaVine averaged 19.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists through 25 games this season and is in the second season of a five-year, $215 million maximum contract.
The Bulls are 23-26, ninth in the Eastern Conference and host the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
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