Zach LaVine injury update: Bulls guard to miss 2-4 weeks with 'unusual' ankle sprain

The Bulls will be without Zach LaVine for a few weeks as he recovers from an ankle injury. 

Coach Jim Boylen told reporters Wednesday that the 23-year-old underwent further evaluation and will miss 2 to 4 weeks. Boylen called LaVine’s injury an “unusual” lower ankle sprain of the deltoid ligament.

“That’s an unusual sprain,” Boylen told reporters, via the Chicago Tribune. “I’m sure they will be very cautious with it and make sure his ankle is stable before we get him back.”

LaVine, who has already missed two games against the Spurs and Thunder, appeared to suffer the injury on a dunk last Thursday during the team’s 97-91 loss to the Magic. He then aggravated it on the final drive of the game. 

LaVine was in the middle of a strong 2018-19 campaign, averaging 23.8 points with 4.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists through 28 games this season. 

Chicago (7-24) will host the Nets (14-18) on Wednesday with tip-off set for 8 p.m. ET.