CHICAGO – One Bulls player has already been ruled out for the 2022-23 season with knee surgery, and it’s possible another player could find himself in a similar predicament.
That’s because Javonte Green’s status was very much up in the air for the rest of the campaign.
The Bulls announced Monday that the forward’s timetable for his return to the lineup is still unknown and that his status will not be updated for another two weeks. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on January 11, and little has been revealed about his status since then.
The Bulls say he continues to progress, but again, they don’t know when he’ll return or if he’ll be able to return at some point during the final 17 games of the 2022-23 regular season.
Green has not played for the Bulls since Dec. 31 after developing pain in his right knee that required surgery. To that point, he has played in 28 games with one start, averaging 5.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in 16 minutes per contest.
The Bulls have already ruled out starting point guard Lonzo Ball for the season as he continues to experience discomfort after undergoing two left knee surgeries on the year. He has not been able to get on the field this season and has not played since January 2022.
Green is in his fourth NBA season and third with the Bulls after being acquired from Boston in March 2021.
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