Chicago Bulls shooting guard Alex Caruso will be out for at least six weeks with a broken wrist suffered Friday after a controversial foul by Milwaukee Bucks player Grayson Allen.

The Bulls shooting guard, who is also missing Lonzo Ball and Zach Lavine, was caught hard in the air by Allen as he tried to smash the rim in the third quarter.

Allen was sanctioned with a flagrant personal type 2 and expelled from the match while Caruso was able to continue playing until the end of the match, in which he had 7 points and 8 rebounds.

Subsequent medical tests, however, determined that the bodyguard "suffered a fracture in his right wrist", the Bulls said in a statement Saturday.

Caruso, who arrived in Chicago this season from the Los Angeles Lakers, "will be operated early next week and reassessed in 6-8 weeks", the franchise advanced.

Just Thursday the Bulls, second-ranked in the Eastern Conference, announced that their point guard Lonzo Ball will also be out for six to eight weeks with a knee injury.

Zach Lavine, another key player, has a knee problem and has been out for a week.

Allen’s action against Caruso on Friday caused great discomfort among players and coaches of the Bulls, who lost the game 94-90.

"For Alex to be in the air like that, and for (Allen) to take him down like that, it could have ended his career."coach Billy Donovan denounced.

"And (Allen) has a history of this. For me it was really, really dangerous. And I really hope the league takes notice of something like that because (Allen) could have hurt him very, very seriously.", stressed the technician.

"I don’t think Grayson did anything malicious, he went to block the shot."Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer defended him. "I will not disagree (with the expulsion). It’s right on the edge and that’s the direction they took" the referees.



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