center Omer Asik sustained a fractured left fibula in Game 3 of the Eastern
Conference Finals at Miami on May 22. He was examined by Bulls Head Team
Physician, Dr. Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopedics at Rush. The diagnosis
was confirmed via MRI and CT scan before Game 4. He attempted to play in
Game 4, but had recurrent discomfort and a loss of function. Asik's
injury will not require surgery. He is out for the remainder of the
playoffs with an expected recovery of six weeks.
Well that really sucks, not surprising given that he couldn't really play much in game four, but it certain limits the Bulls already limited odds.
I'm kind of surprised that they threw him out there at all given the circumstances, but it's a positive that he won't require surgery.