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Reports: Bulls’ Jimmy Butler seeks second opinion on injured knee

Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler will seek a second opinion on his injured left knee.
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Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler will seek a second opinion on his injured left knee, according to multiplereports.

Butler, who returned to Chicago’s lineup Saturday against the Rockets after missing nearly one month with a knee strain, missed Monday’s matchup with the Bucks after re-aggravating the injury.

According to Bleacher Report’s Sean Highkin, the 26-year-old will travel to Alabama to see Dr. James Andrews for the second opinion and miss Thursday’s game against the Spurs, while also being questionable for Friday’s contest against the Heat. CSN Chicago’s Vincent Goodwill reports that it was Butler’s idea to see Andrews.

In 49 games this season, his fifth in the NBA, Butler is averaging 22.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.

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The Bulls currently sit in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings at 32–30.