Kirk Hinrich Injury: Updates on Bulls Guard’s Leg and Return

January 15th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »
Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich suffered a leg injury on Friday against the Dallas Mavericks. 

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Hinrich Out vs. Mavs Friday, Jan. 15 According to Earl K. Sneed of, Hinrich has been ruled out for the rest of Friday's game with a contusion on his left quad.

A year after appearing in 66 games for the Bulls, Hinrich battled nagging hip and toe injuries to start the 2015-16 season. He's only appeared in 27 games prior to Friday so far this season, starting in six of them, and averaging a career-low four points and 1.6 assists per game. 

And while Hinrich isn't classically considered a big piece of the puzzle in Chicago, he's undeniably important based on Derrick Rose's lengthy injury history alone.

Hinrich started 143 games combined between the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons as Rose dealt with debilitating knee injuries, and his ability to provide relief as a complementary ball-handler and passer in times of crisis helped stabilize things for Chicago. 

Hinrich's also a feisty defender capable of frustrating some of the league's mos ...

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