One of the main reasons why Lauri Markkanen hasn't been able to completely explode his potential in the NBA has been due to multiple injuries.
The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Chicago Bulls' Lauri Markkanen has suffered yet another setback, and will be sidelined from 2-4 weeks with a right shoulder sprain.
Bulls‘ Lauri Markkanen will miss 2-to-4 weeks with a right shoulder sprain.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2021
Prior to the injury, Markkanen was averaging a career-high 19.6 points through 13 games this season, shooting career-best marks from the field (51.1%) and 3-point land (39.6%).
The Finnish forward joins Wendell Carter Jr. and Otto Porter Jr. as the players in the Bulls injury report.
''Those injuries sure don't help our team,'' Coach Billy Donovan said. ''We are gonna have to dig deeper into the bench and there will be some opportunities for other guys to play.''
Denzel Valentine, Thaddeus Young and Luke Kornet are some of the players who are expected to play more minutes with the Bulls three absences.