Kirk Hinrich returns to practice, elbow showing improvement

US PRESSWIRE

The elbow injury that the nine-year veteran guard suffered on Saturday night shouldn't keep him out of action against the Clippers on Tuesday.

Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich returned to practice on Monday and expects to be back in action when the team takes on the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, according to Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com.

The 31-year-old Hinrich injured his left elbow when he hyper-extended it in the first half of the Bulls' 93-85 win over the New York Knicks on Saturday night. The injury forced him to sit out the entire second half of play.

Hinrich has been plagued by injuries to his thumb, groin and hip this season, but does not think the elbow injury will an issue on Tuesday night.

"(The elbow) did alright, today so hopefully it will improve a little bit by (Tuesday) because in the last couple days I've improved a lot," he said.

The Bulls will try to win their fourth consecutive game when they play host to the red-hot Clippers on Tuesday. Los Angeles is riding a six-game win streak and has won nine of the last eleven meetings with the Bulls. Tipoff is slated for 9:30 p.m. ET at the United Center and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

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