The Chicago Bulls can't catch a break. For the third time this season, Kirk Hinrich is dealing with an injury that may cost him playing time. On Saturday, Hinrich injured his elbow. He had yesterday, and he has today to rest the injury. However, he is still day-to-day.
According to Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago, Hinrich suffered the injury in the third quarter of the Bulls' win over the New York Knicks on Saturday night. He was unable to return to the game after the injury, and his status going forward is up in the air.
Hinrich suffered a strained groin during preseason play. He also suffered a strained hip early on in the regular season. The Bulls have been hit hard by injuries this season, but they are pushing through them. Luol Deng thinks they will continue to push on even if Hinrich has to miss time.
"We’ve been there in the past where guys go down and the next guy steps up," Deng said.Hinrich is averaging 6.6 points per game and 5.6 assists per game this season. He is playing in his 10th NBA season. In his career, Hinrich has averaged 12.4 points per game and 5.4 assists per game. He has been inconsistent with his points production throughout his career, but he has always been a key part of his teams' offenses. The Bulls will struggle to overcome his loss if he can't go Tuesday against the Los Angeles Clippers.