Taj Gibson Injury: Updates on Bulls Star's Foot and Return

Alec NathanFeatured Columnist

Chicago Bulls' Taj Gibson looks away during Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Milwaukee.
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Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson had been out since he suffered a strained foot against the Atlanta Hawks on Feb. 10. However, he's ready to return.

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Gibson Active vs. Cavaliers

Thursday, Feb. 18

The Bulls announced Gibson will start Thursday against Cleveland.

Latest on Gibson's Practice Status

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Gibson was "full go" at practice Tuesday, per Cody Westerlund of CBS Chicago.

Injury-Prone Gibson Gives Bulls Sturdy Post Presence

Left ankle injuries have bothered Gibson for the past few years, and he underwent arthroscopy and repair following the 2014-15 season. He also played through a torn ligament in his left hand but was limited to 62 appearances last year after playing in all 82 regular-season games in 2013-14.

Entrenched as one of the league's most aggressive rebounders and second-chance opportunists, Gibson has long been a staple of Chicago's second unit.

A year after averaging 10.3 points while shooting over 50 percent from the field for the first time in his career, Gibson is averaging 8.1 points and 7.3 rebounds and converting on 50.4 percent of his total field-goal attempts.