Posted by Royce Young
Word broke over the weekend that Carlos Boozer's seemingly minor turf toe injury actually included a torn ligament, which put his status for Game 1 tonight against the Hawks in question.
But according to the Chicago Tribune, Boozer is going to try and play.
Chicago survived with Boozer on the bench with a number of different injuries during the regular season and made it through the Pacers in five despite limited production. But they need him. They need him if they're going to make a real run at the title. Not just on the court, but healthy and productive. Ligament damage in a toe could be really devastating in that regard.
Kurt Thomas, Omer Asik and Taj Gibson have done admirable jobs filling in behind Boozer and Chicago's frontcourt depth with provide some ease, but still, we're talking about an $80 million player here. The Bulls need him and they need him healthy. It's definitely something to keep an eye on.
Boozer likely to play in Game 1 versus Hawks
Posted on: May 2, 2011 1:07 pm
Edited on: May 2, 2011 2:00 pm
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