The Chicago Bulls ended their game against the Celtics in Boston on Monday night without a major player. All-Star forward DeMar DeRozan walked out of the game in the third quarter after pinching his leg, and he ultimately was excluded for the remainder of the competition due to a right quadriceps strain.
The injury occurred when DeRozan attempted to hit Boston big man Al Horford near the foul line. He fell to the ground after apparently touching Horford’s foot. DeRozan stayed in the game for a few more possessions, but he eventually exited the game and returned to Chicago’s dressing room. You can see the piece below:
Bulls fans have to hope that the decision to keep DeRozan away for the rest of the game against Boston was just a precautionary measure, as the team can’t afford to miss him significantly at this point in the season. He leads the Bulls in both points (26.4) and assists (5.0) per game on the season. He’s also been remarkably reliable for Chicago so far, having started in all of the team’s 40 games.
Chicago’s next game is scheduled for Wednesday night against the Wizards in Washington. DeRozan’s status now will certainly be something to keep in mind as you head into this competition.
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