Bulls' Kris Dunn Out With Back Contusion

The Bulls hope Dunn will be good to go after the All-Star break.

Cody Westerlund
February 13, 2019 - 5:41 pm
Bulls point guard Kris Dunn

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CHICAGO (670 The Score) -- Bulls point guard Kris Dunn will miss his team's game against the Grizzlies on Wednesday night with a back contusion.

Dunn suffered the injury in a hard fall in Chicago's loss to Milwaukee on Monday evening. In the aftermath, he acknowledged he was sore but added he was hopeful to not miss any time, but his 

The All-Star break looms for the Bulls after Wednesday, and coach Jim Boylen expressed hope that would be enough time to get Dunn healthy. Chicago plays at Orlando on Feb. 22 in its first game out of the break.

"There is optimism," Boylen said. "He wasn't really a scratch until about 1 o'clock, so we were hopeful that maybe he was loosen up, but he did not. I think he'll come through. He's going to get off it and get away. We got a couple guys that need some time."

Ryan Arcidiacono will start in Dunn's place. Dunn is averaging 11.7 points and 6.5 assists. He has already missed 26 games this season -- 24 to an MCL sprain and two amid paternity leave.

In other injury news, Bulls rookie forward Chandler Hutchison (fractured toe) is expected to be re-evaluated next week, Boylen said. A better time frame for his return should be known then.

"It's really a strange kind of injury, so we're obviously going to be real careful with it," Boylen said.

Cody Westerlund is a sports editor for 670TheScore.com and covers the Bulls. Follow him on Twitter @CodyWesterlund.