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MCL Sprain Could Keep Gibson Sidelined Up to Two Weeks

The reserve power forward could be inactive for up to two weeks as he recovers from an MCL sprain in his knee

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Sprain Could Keep Bulls' Gibson Sidelined For 2 Weeks

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Taj Gibson, the Bulls valuable big man reserve off the bench, could miss up to two weeks of action as he recovers from an MCL sprain suffered on Sunday night in Oklahoma City.

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The month of February hasn’t been a good one for the Chicago Bulls. With 13 games on the schedule and only four at home, Chicago has gone 4-7 with two more contests to go.

Making matters worse, the Bulls may be without Taj Gibson for at least two weeks as the reserve power forward suffered a strained MCL in the Bulls' 30-point blowout loss on Sunday to the Oklahoma City Thunder, putting even more pressure on starter Carlos Boozer to play and perform at a high level.

The Bulls, as a whole, are thin up front to begin with as Boozer, Joakim Noah and the aforementioned Gibson have logged a majority of the minutes this season at power forward and center. Tom Thibodeau has used veteran center Nazr Mohammed sporadically, and Vladimir Radmanovic – a threat from long range – not at all.

Gibson has been up-and-down this season since signing a $38 million contract extension, although his production has picked up and he’s been averaging 7.7 points and 5.4 rebounds in 22 minutes of action on the floor.

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