The short-handed Bulls suffered another blow on Monday after an MRI confirmed a sprained MCL in Taj Gibson’s left knee The injury could sideline him for up to two weeks.
The Chicago Tribune first reported the results of Gibson's MRI exam.
The reserve power forward suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s blowout loss the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Already without Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich, Gibson’s absence puts more pressure on an already thin frontline and almost assures that Luol Deng and Jimmy Butler will see more time at power forward.
The Bulls will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday and have defeated their Central Division rivals 11 straight times by an average of 17.8 points.
The Cavs (18-38) have won two of their last three.