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.”