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Chicago Bulls lose Rip Hamilton to foot injury

Bulls guard Rip Hamilton has a torn plantar fascia in his left foot. The timetable for his return is uncertain.

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An MRI revealed that Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton has torn plantar fascia in his left foot. Hamilton hurt his foot on Saturday night during the Bulls' win over the Philadelphia 76ers, and the MRI on Sunday revealed the extent of the damage. There's no immediate timetable for Hamilton's return, as plantar fascia injuries are difficult to gauge. The language the team used for his return date was, "as his symptoms permit."

Plantar fascia is the connective tissue that runs on the bottom of the foot, which works to support the arch.

Hamilton is averaging 13.9 points and just over 27 minutes a game through 15 games this season. Last Monday, he went off for 30 points against the Milwaukee Bucks, but the Bulls ended up losing the game, 93-92.

Hamilton is in his 14th season in the NBA out of UConn. He has a career average of 17.4 points, 3.4 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game, and has shot 45 percent from the field for his career.