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Thomas Fractures Forearm, Out 4-6 Weeks

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 7, 2009 5:15PM

The question of whether or not Bulls' forward Tyrus Thomas had the flu when the team sent him home this week is now irrelevant. Thomas will miss the next four to six weeks after fracturing his forearm during a workout yesterday. According to the Tribune:

The fourth-year forward fractured the radius in his left forearm while performing pull-ups in the weightlifting portion of practice.

X-rays confirmed the fracture and team physicians will perform surgery on Thomas Saturday at Rush University Medical Center.

Taj Gibson, who's already been filling in for Thomas, will continue to play the power forward spot. This latest injury leaves the Bulls with just 10 healthy players on their rosters, so expect some kind of signing soon. Thomas could miss as many as 20 games due to the injury.