CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine left Friday’s game against the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter with a left knee injury and did not return.
LaVine will undergo an MRI on Saturday, but there is initial confidence that he has not suffered a serious injury, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
LaVine started the game by grabbing an offensive rebound with just under nine minutes remaining in the first quarter. On the next play, he intentionally fouled Warriors guard Stephen Curry before retiring from the game.
He immediately walked into the Bulls’ locker room with a team coach, but LaVine was able to move under his own power.
LaVine is averaging 25.6 points on 49% shooting (41% from 3), 4.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 37 games with the Bulls this season.
The Bulls are now without guard Alex Caruso (health and safety), Derrick Jones Jr. (knee), Javonte Green (groin) and Tyler Cook (ankle).