Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich suffered a leg injury on Jan. 15 against the Dallas Mavericks and missed extended time. However, he is ready to return.
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Hinrich Active vs. Clippers
Sunday, Jan. 31
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported Hinrich will play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
Hinrich's Injury Bolsters Bulls' Depth
A year after appearing in 66 games for the Bulls, Hinrich battled nagging hip and toe injuries to start the 2015-16 season. He's only appeared in 28 games so far this season, starting in six of them, and he is averaging a career-low 4.1 points and 1.6 assists per game.
And while Hinrich isn't considered a big piece of the puzzle in Chicago, he's undeniably important based on Derrick Rose's lengthy injury history alone.
Hinrich started 143 games between the 2012-13 and 2014-15 seasons as Rose dealt with debilitating knee injuries, and his ability to provide relief as a complementary ball-handler and passer in times of crisis helped stabilize things for Chicago.
Hinrich's also a feisty defender capable of frustrating some of the league's most lethal off-the-dribble threats.