Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will miss the next three to four weeks with a strained left knee, the team announced on Tuesday.
Butler sustained the injury in a win over the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 5 when he drove hard towards the rim and was bumped in midair. After landing awkwardly, he grabbed his left knee and was attended to for a few minutes. He shot a pair of free throws, then left the game to be taken to the locker room.
According to the Bulls, Butler has already begun his rehab, and “will be allowed to engage in all activities as tolerated with the primary goal of maintaining his conditioning over the ensuing weeks.”
Butler will miss Sunday’s All-Star game as a result of the injury and will be replaced by teammate Pau Gasol.
- Kenny Ducey