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Surgery for Korver? It Could Happen

The Chicago Bulls have an exciting roster for the 2010-11 season. But if the team's key players can't stay healthy, that roster is going to get a lot less exciting quickly. Carlos Boozer's surprising and much-discussed hand injury was a major setback for the Bulls. Now comes news that Kyle Korver, who has played well in preseason games thus far, missed team practice yesterday (Tuesday) and is deemed "questionable" to appear in tonight's (Wednesday's) exhibition against the Toronto Raptors.


What's worse, CSN Chicago is reporting that Korver, considered day-to-day by head coach Tom Thibodeau, received a cortison shot to quell the pain of a persistent cyst on his left ankle. And the ultimate kicker: If the shot doesn't enable Kyle to recover from the problem, he could need surgery. Although Korver isn't projected to be a starter at shooting guard, he still provides essential depth at the guard and small forward positions. His loss would hurt.


In other injury news, guard Keith Bogans also missed practice. His ailment: A sore back. On the bright side, Ronnie Brewer -- who is projected as the starting shooting guard -- appears to be ramping things up after battling hamstring woes throughout the preseason. And, we hope, Taj Gibson has his sore heel injury on its heels. Taj has had two problem-free days of practice and is expected to be in the lineup against the aforementioned Raptors.