Bulls All-Star guard Butler to get second opinion on knee

CHICAGO (AP) Bulls All-Star guard Jimmy Butler is getting a second opinion on his injured left knee.

Coach Fred Hoiberg says Butler is scheduled to visit orthopedist Dr. James Andrews and will miss Thursday's game at San Antonio.

Butler sat out Monday's win over Milwaukee because of swelling in the same knee that had sidelined him for 11 games. He had returned to score 24 points while playing 34 minutes in Saturday's win over Houston but experienced stiffness in his back the following day. He then developed swelling in his knee on Monday.

Hoiberg says the swelling has gone down, and exams have not revealed any structural damage. The Bulls have been consulting with Andrews since Butler was hurt, and with some lingering pain, he will meet with the doctor.

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