Bulls guard Zach LaVine has been diagnosed with a small ligament tear in his left thumb, but is not expected to miss any time, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
LaVine is right-handed, so the injury occurred in his non-shooting hand.
“It’s a matter of pain tolerance and LaVine wants to play as Chicago starts the season 4-0,” Charnia reported.
LaVine, 26, is 6-foot-5 and is averaging 25.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists through the first four games.
“LaVine is fortunate that the injury affects his left hand rather than his right, since it would be more difficult to play through a ligament tear in his shooting thumb,” noted Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors. “Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker underwent surgery to address a similar injury to his right thumb earlier this month and was ruled out for at least four weeks.”
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