Boozer out 8 weeks with hand injury

Chicago Bulls’ new acquisition, Carlos Boozer, will miss 8 weeks with a broken hand.

According to team sources, Boozer broke his fifth metacarpal bone upon tripping over a bag in his home. The injury occurred on Saturday – during a day off for the team. 

Taj Gibson will likely replace the veteran power forward in the starting line-up.  The Bulls’ starting center, Joakim Noah, will need to pick up the slack for the injury-prone Boozer.

It is expected that Boozer will miss close to the first 15 games of the regular season.  He is yet to make is on-court debut for the Bulls since signing a 5-year/$80 million deal with the team, last July. 

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