Carlos Boozer Injury A Bad Omen For Chicago Bulls?

GackSports.comContributor IIOctober 11, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY - MAY 10:  Carlos Boozer #5 of the Utah Jazz reacts to a call against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs on May 10, 2010 at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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On Saturday, new Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer broke his right hand after tripping over a bag at his home during his off-day.

The injury requires surgery and will sideline Boozer for eight weeks.

“[I was] at my house, came around the corner, fell over a bag, put my arm down to kind of brace myself,” Boozer told reporters today. “I’ll get surgery on Tuesday and do my rehab, be conditioned and run with the guys. The good thing about it was at least it only happened in the preseason.

“It’s tough. Obviously, I’m disappointed. I feel bad about it, but we got guys who can play, man. Guys will be able to step up and play. We’ve been practicing hard, getting ready for the preseason right now. I’m going to be there supporting them, I’ll be their biggest cheerleader and sideline coach. And I’ll be busting my butt trying to get back and healthy and attacking my rehab trying to get right.”

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