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

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist

Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson (22) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Denver. The Nuggets won 115-110. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson suffered a fractured rib on March 29 against the Indiana Pacers. However, he's ready to return.

Continue for updates.

Gibson Active vs. Pistons

Saturday, April 2

Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official website reported Gibson is active against Detroit on Saturday.

Gibson Provides Vital Rebounding, Defensive Cog

Gibson, 30, has been a solid contributor for the Bulls this season, averaging 8.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 26.7 minutes per game as of Tuesday.

He's also been forced into starting duty for a large portion of the 2015-16 season after spending much of his career as a reserve player with the Bulls, as injuries ended Joakim Noah's season and cost Nikola Mirotic a chunk of his campaign.

Gibson offers the team a sturdy, reliable presence on the block. His rebounding and defense are important as the Bulls attempt to claw their way into the postseason.

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