Thursday January 28th, 2016

Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotić underwent an appendectomy after being diagnosed with acute appendicitis, the team announced on Wednesday.

He is expected to make a return after the All-Star break and will miss the NBA’s Rising Stars challenge, which he was named to before the injury. 

Mirotić is averaging 10.6 points and 5.9 rebounds on the season.

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Mirotić will not be with the team when a seven-game road trip begins in Los Angeles on Thursday. In the last two games, he posted 17 points against the Cavaliers and 15 points against the Miami Heat.

- Christopher Chavez

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