Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE
Kirk Hinrich's status is unclear for the Bulls for Monday's game against Boston.
Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich strained his right hip in the first half of the team's win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he may miss time. The Bulls play the Boston Celtics on Monday night, and Chicago is unsure if Hinrich will play, according to CSN Chicago.
Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau spoke about Hinrich's injury on Sunday, and said the team is still waiting on the results of an MRI:
"He had an MRI this morning," Thibodeau explained after the team’s Sunday-afternoon practice at the United Center. "I still haven’t talked to [Bulls head trainer Fred Tedeschi], other than it’s a strain and right now, he’s day-to-day."
Hinrich is averaging 5.7 points, 5.0 assists, and 2.7 rebounds per game this season for Chicago. He is struggling with his shot, especially from inside the arc. Hinrich is hitting just 33 percent from the field overall. Hinrich is a 42 percent shooter for his career, and has averaged 12.5 points per page.
Nate Robinson is expected to take over the starting point guard role should Hinrich be unable to go against the Celtics. Robinson has been a much better scorer so far this season, averaging 11.5 points per contest.