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Carlos Boozer sprains ankle, X-rays negative

Posted on: March 9, 2011 11:27 pm
Edited on: March 10, 2011 3:57 pm
Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer sprained his left ankle during the fourth quarter of a game against the Charlotte Bobcats. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Update (Thursday): Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says Boozer will miss "between a few days and a week" and is listed as day-to-day, according to the Daily Herald.

When you're Kwame Brown, sometimes you've just got to let the frustration out. That's what happened during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's game between the Charlotte Bobcats and Chicago Bulls, as Brown flagrantly fouled Bulls forward Carlos Boozer with the Bobcats trailing big. 

Boozer suffered a left ankle sprain on the play and departed to the team's locker room without shooting his free throws. The Associated Press reported that Boozer's "left leg bent awkwardly as he hit the floor." 

After the game, the Chicago Tribune reported that Boozer underwent X-rays on his ankle, which came back negative. The paper also noted that Boozer will be "re-evaluated on Thursday" and that he was not immediately available to the media after the game. The Bulls next play on Friday against the Atlanta Hawks in Chicago's United Center. Boozer's status for that game is not yet known.

It's been a tough season injury-wise for Boozer. Back in January, Boozer sprained the same left ankle, an injury which caused him to miss some time and forced him to wear a protective boot. Before the regular season started, he fractured his right hand, an injury which caused him to miss October and November.

Boozer finished the game with 10 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 26 minutes. The Bulls defeated the Bobcats in Charlotte, 101-84. The win improved Chicago's record to 45-18 and dropped Charlotte to 26-38 on the season. 

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2011 5:00 pm

Carlos Boozer sprains ankle, X-rays negative

SGMC, the question was "How is he still on an NBA roster", and was refering to Kwame Brown.  He was drafted really high, maybe 1st overall, by MJ in Washington, and now he is playing for him again.  So maybe he still has a job in the NBA via blackmail. 

No disrespect to Boozer, that looked painful.  The Bulls finally had everyone back and were really clicking.  They have proven they can win without one of their bigs, as it has been a rare occasion to see both Boozer and Noah on the court at the same time this year.  I hope he is healthy and shakes any rust off in time for the playoffs, because even when he has an off night he commands attention from the defense and is a very good passer.  And when his shot is fallig he is truly dangerous.

Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 11:08 am

Carlos Boozer sprains ankle, X-rays negative

MikeC,  the bottom line up front.  Carlos Boozer ankle sprain is for real, although the X-rays were negative.   Some time a twisted anke will be hard to get rid of for a few days.  I wish  Boozer a speedy return to the court and take care of the ankle.  I do not understand what you are saying about the comprimising picture of Jordan.....  Boozer is a hellva good basketball player that the Bulls need to make a run in the playoffs. 

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2011 10:16 am

Carlos Boozer sprains ankle, X-rays negative

How in the world is he still on an NBA roster?

My bet is he has comprimising pictures of MJ, since he seems to be following him around.

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: March 10, 2011 10:25 am

Carlos Boozer sprains ankle, X-rays negative

Kwame Brown, what a bum. How in the world is he still on an NBA roster? There was no reason to even foul Boozer. He was late to rotate on D, as usual, and took out Boozer for a layup. Not even a dunk. A layup in a blowout. I could see that foul if Boozer was trying for a tomahawk dunk over the top of Brown, but there was no showboating from any Bulls player all night. Terrible decision for Brown to "take his frustrations out" on Boozer. The Bulls are actually accomplishing something this season and to put that at risk over a lousy layup sucks.

Stick it Kwame. I hope that you lose all that NBA cash when you exit the league and wind up selling rocks on the street.

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