Zach LaVine intends to play through thumb injury

Zach LaVine intends to play through thumb injury

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Zach LaVine intends to play through thumb injury

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Shams Charania: Bulls All-Star Zach LaVine has a small ligament tear in the thumb of his non-shooting hand but intends to play through the injury, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. It’s a matter of pain tolerance and LaVine wants to play as Chicago starts the season 4-0.
Source: Twitter @ShamsCharania

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Looking back, you can see how Zach LaVine’s left thumb, which he said was already jammed, could have led to this crucial turnover and costly sequence in the final 2 1/2 minutes at Toronto on Monday.
LaVine tried to go right to left and simply lost control. pic.twitter.com/TPbfRbK7j52:42 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
“Small tear in the tendon, almost like a Grade 1 to 2 sprain.” — Zach LaVine said of thumb injury. Has it taped up pic.twitter.com/QiD1Z4xLW01:37 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Zach LaVine to play through thumb ligament tear on non-shooting hand nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/27/rep…1:01 PM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Zach LaVine determined to keep playing with injury on non-shooting hand #NBA
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/12…12:52 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Zach LaVine does have a history of playing through a lot of bumps, bruises and injuries. He’s shown a toughness in that way. The thumb injury will be the latest test.
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chicago.suntimes.com/bulls/2021/10/…12:32 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
It’s not believed to be serious, but if it does worsen and LaVine has to have surgery, other NBA players that have gone through it have been sidelined in that 6-8 week period. We’re not there yet. – 12:17 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls are weighing different thumb protection devices to help Zach LaVine play through a torn ligament in his left thumb – yes, non-shooting, according to a source. – 12:14 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Bulls’ Zach LaVine intends to play through thumb injury: Sources – The Athletic theathletic.com/news/bulls-zac…12:03 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Bulls’ Zach LaVine to keep playing through small ligament tear in non-shooting hand thumb sportando.basketball/en/bulls-zach-…10:36 AM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Can confirm that Zach LaVine underwent an MRI on his left thumb on the Bulls’ off-day Tuesday. According to @Shams Charania, LaVine has a small ligament tear in the thumb that the All-Star plans to play through. – 10:35 AM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Bulls All-Star Zach LaVine has a small ligament tear in the thumb of his non-shooting hand but intends to play through the injury, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. It’s a matter of pain tolerance and LaVine wants to play as Chicago starts the season 4-0. – 10:29 AM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Zach LaVine’s last meaningful four-game winning streak after he hit that on Monday for the first time in the NBA regular season? Mar. 14, 2014, when his UCLA Bruins won Pac-12 tourney and first two games in NCAA Tourney. Billy Donovan’s Florida team eliminated him, by the way. – 11:58 AM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls coach Billy Donovan has a great problem: is Zach or DeMar his closer? LaVine has a more offensive arsenal, while DeRozan is a more proven winner. Matchups, hot hand, and experience will all decide, but some interesting numbers to look at.
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chicago.suntimes.com/bulls/2021/10/…11:56 AM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Zach LaVine jumps Michael Jordan for fourth on Bulls’ all-time 3-pointers made list
https://t.co/Ujh87p0XRr pic.twitter.com/F3mHI4EK6911:55 AM

More on this storyline

Rob Schaefer: LaVine on potentially missing game(s): “I don’t want to put myself in any danger. I don’t have all the information on it yet. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow and going from there. You know me, I try to play through everything. If I’m able to, I will. If not we’ll see how it goes.” -via Twitter @rob_schaef / October 27, 2021
Mike McGraw: Zach LaVine had his left thumb taped up today, said he participated in parts of practice. Said the injury happened in the Toronto game, too soon to tell how it will affect him as he tries to play through it. #Bulls -via Twitter @McGrawDHSports / October 27, 2021

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