CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 05: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls brings the ball up the court against the Houston Rockets at the United Center on March 5, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Rockets 108-100. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Imag
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March 09, 2016

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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