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KC Johnson: Denzel Valentine will undergo his reconstructive left ankle surgery on Tuesday in Green Bay, Wis. with Dr. Bob Anderson, who also operated on Steph Curry.
KC Johnson: Taj Gibson said he called Denzel Valentine and encouraged him to get reconstructive ankle surgery that Gibson had and Valentine will undergo next week.
Valentine will undergo a surgical reconstruction by Dr. Anderson the week of Nov. 26 with an anticipated recovery time of four-to-six months. He is expected to make a full recovery and have a normal summer of offseason training leading into training camp for the 2019-20 season.
Bulls injury update per Fred Hoiberg: Lauri Markkanen is shooting from deeper range, but is still 1-2 weeks away from playing with contact. Hoiberg says they will likely utilize the Windy City Bulls — the G League affiliate — to help get him back into game shape. Denzel Valentine’s time frame is still “up in the air.”
“Lauri had a good day as far as conditioning,’’ Hoiberg said. “Did more than he has. Denzel did some straight-ahead running and spot shooting, still has not cut on ankle. We’ll try to get Lauri in game shape as quickly as possible.’’
KC Johnson: Denzel Valentine said he did straight-ahead running on track today, still hasn’t done any lateral movement. No timetable for his return.
KC Johnson: Denzel Valentine will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks after scan revealed bone bruise in left ankle. He’ll be out past that. That’s just re-evaluation point.
Mike McGraw: Denzel Valentine won’t practice today. #Bulls
KC Johnson: Valentine is available to play.
Nick Friedell: Hoiberg believes Denzel Valentine will play tonight. He missed Friday’s practice because of knee soreness.
KC Johnson: Denzel Valentine had scope of left ankle he sprained twice during season and faces 3-4 weeks of rehab. Expected to be back for summer lge.
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March 23, 2019 | 2:23 pm EDT Update
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