Bulls’ Carter Jr. out at least four weeks with severe right quad contusion

Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. (L) shoots in front of Houston Rockets center Christian Wood (R) during the NBA game between the Houston Rockets and the Chicago Bulls. (EPA/TANNEN MAURY SHUTTERSTOCK OUT)

Chicago Bulls big man Wendell Carter Jr. is out at least four weeks with a severe right quad contusion, the team announced Tuesday.

The 21-year-old underwent an MRI on Tuesday which confirmed his original diagnosis.

Carter sustained the injury during a Jan. 20 practice when he collided with teammate Denzel Valentine while running 5-on-5.

“Just a freak accident,” Carter told the media.

Playing in his third season, Carter is averaging 12.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists on 53.3 per cent shooting through 14 games.

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