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Kirk Hinrich injury: Bruised knee keeps Bulls guard out of Friday practice

Kirk Hinrich didn't practice with the Bulls on Friday because of a bruised knee injury sustained on Tuesday against the Clippers.

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Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich did not practice with the team on Friday after an MRI revealed a bruised left knee, according to a report from Aggrey Sam of CSNChicago.com on Friday.

Head coach Tom Thibodeau said in Sam's report that Hinrich is day-to-day, and the nine-year veteran could still suit up for the Bulls' next game on Saturday night against the Brooklyn Nets.

Hinrich injured the knee during Chicago's 94-89 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, and did not play in the team's 96-89 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on the road on Wednesday. If Hinrich isn't available to start on Saturday, notes Sam, the spot will come down to either Nate Robinson or rookie Marquis Teague. Thibodeau wasn't committal on who, of the two, will get the nod.

For the season, Hinrich is averaging 6.7 points per game, shooting 36.1 percent from the floor -- and 38.1 percent from three-point range -- in 27.2 minutes per night. He's also averaging 5.5 assists per contest.