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Bulls' Butler out 3-6 weeks due to elbow

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CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls say guard Jimmy Butler will miss three to six weeks because of a sprained ligament in his left elbow and join the injured Derrick Rose on the sideline.

Butler, Chicago's scoring leader, was injured during Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He missed most of the second half after he ran into a pick by DeAndre Jordan, the latest blow to a team that has shuffled players in and out of the rotation because of various ailments.

The injury to Butler comes on the heels of last week's announcement that Rose needed surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. He had the operation on Friday and is expected to miss four to six weeks.


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