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Bulls' Alex Caruso: Sitting out Game 5
Caruso (concussion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's Game 5 matchup with the Bucks in Milwaukee, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Along with Caruso, the Bulls are also expected to be without Zach LaVine, who entered the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols Tuesday. With two of their backcourt starters out of the lineup, the Bulls are expected to rely more heavily on Ayo Dosunmu and Coby White to fill minutes at the two guard spots. If the Bulls can pull off the upset win on the road Wednesday to stave off elimination, Caruso has a chance at clearing the protocol before Friday's Game 6 matchup.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Still in concussion protocol
Caruso remains in the NBA's concussion protocols as of Tuesday and didn't travel with the team to Milwaukee, but he hasn't officially been ruled out for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Bucks, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Caruso remained at home to rest during Chicago's practice Tuesday and, given that he isn't traveling with the team, appears doubtful for Game 5, though he's officially listed as questionable. Zach LaVine (COVID-19 protocols) is also unlikely to play in the win-or-go-home matchup, so barring a late change of plans, Ayo Dosunmu and Coby White are both expected to garner major roles.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Getting concussion evaluation
The Bulls evaluated Caruso (face) for a concussion after he exited Sunday's 119-95 loss to the Bucks in Game 4 of the series, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Caruso played 17 minutes and contributed zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal before leaving the game with what the Bulls called a facial injury. If Caruso is diagnosed with a concussion, he would likely face an uphill battle to clear the NBA's protocol for head injuries in advance of Wednesday's Game 5 matchup. Ayo Dosunmu and Coby White would likely handle expanded roles if Caruso can't go for Game 5.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Remains in concussion protocol
Caruso remains in the NBA's concussion protocol as of Monday and is considered questionable for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Bucks, KC Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The Bulls likely won't issue an official injury report until later in the week, but coach Billy Donovan indicated Monday morning that Caruso is essentially day-to-day while he remains in protocols. The defensive-minded guard will go through daily testing in hopes of being cleared to play, but it's quite possible that he could miss Game 5 after taking an elbow to the face during Sunday's Game 4. Ayo Dosunmu (series-high 29 minutes) was the primary beneficiary after Caruso departed Sunday's contest.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Won't return to Game 4
Caruso has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's Game 4 against the Bucks due to a facial injury, Chuck Swirsky of the Bulls Radio Network reports.
Caruso took an inadvertent shot to the face from Jevon Carter during the final minutes of the first half and wasn't with the team to start the second half. Ayo Dosunmu drew the start in his place and will likely garner an increased role for the remainder of the contest.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Not on bench to start second half
Caruso remained in the locker room to start the second half of Sunday's Game 5 against the Bucks, Julia Poe of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Caruso took a shot to the face during the final minutes of the first half and wasn't with the team to start the second half, as Ayo Dosunmu drew the start. The Bulls haven't provided an update, so the veteran point guard's status is unclear moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Starting Game 1 at Milwaukee
Caruso will start Sunday's Game 1 against the Bucks.
Caruso missed the final three games of the regular season with a bruised back, but he was removed from the injury report Saturday and will be back in the starting lineup to begin the postseason. Chicago has used Caruso as both a starter and a reserve this season, but he'll get the nod as the nominal point guard Sunday alongside Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Patrick Williams and Nikola Vucevic.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Off injury report
Caruso (back) is off the injury report for Game 1 against the Bucks on Sunday.
Caruso missed the final three games of the regular season with a back bruise but will be fine for the start of the playoffs. He started his final nine appearances, averaging 4.8 points, 5.1 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 29.3 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Says he feels good
Caruso (back) said Wednesday that he's "as close to 100 percent as I can be right now," Will Gottlieb of CHGO Sports reports.
While it appears that Caruso may not be at full health heading into the Bulls' Round 1 series against Milwaukee, it's still encouraging that he seems to be feeling relatively good after going through a full practice Tuesday. The defensive-minded guard missed the final three games of the regular season due to a bruised back.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Practices Tuesday
Bulls head coach Billy Donovan said Caruso (back) went through Tuesday's practice, which involved competitive scrimmages with full contract, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Caruso sat out the regular-season finale, extending his absence to three straight games due to back spasms. However, Donovan said that the point guard has conveyed this is the "best he's felt" in a while, per Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago. With Lonzo Ball (knee) out for the season, Caruso is expected to be the starting point guard for the Bulls during the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Out at Minnesota
Caruso (back) is out for Sunday's game against the Timberwolves.
Caruso will end up missing the final three games of the regular season. With Coby White (toe) doubtful as well, more minutes should be in store for Ayo Dosunmu and Javonte Green.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Out Friday
Caruso (back) will not play Friday against the Hornets, Cody Westerlund of 670TheScore.com reports.
Caruso will sit out a second straight matchup due to a back bruise. Ayo Dosunmu and Coby White should continue seeing extra usage.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Questionable vs. Hornets
Caruso (back) is questionable for Friday's game against the Hornets.
Caruso missed Wednesday's game against the Celtics due to a back bruise. If that's the case again, more minutes could be in store for Coby White and Ayo Dosunmu.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Out Wednesday
Caruso (back) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Cody Westerlund of 670TheScore.com reports.
Caruso was forced to miss Monday's practice and came into Wednesday listed as doubtful, so it's no surprise that he won't be available for Chicago's matchup with Boston. He'll miss his first game in almost a month after returning from a 22-game absence due to a wrist injury. In his absence, Coby White should see additional minutes in the Bulls' backcourt.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Unlikely to play Wednesday
Caruso (back) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.
Caruso was limited to just 22 minutes during Saturday's loss to Miami and sat out practice Monday due to back spasms. However, he was back in the starting lineup Tuesday but was held scoreless across 22 minutes for a second consecutive contest. Caruso will now likely be held out of the second half of the Bulls' back-to-back set, which means Coby White, Javonte Green (quadriceps) and Derrick Jones (knee) may get increased playing time against Boston.... See More ... See Less
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