Jimmy Butler injures knee and shoots his free throws before leaving in wheelchair

Tim Cato, SB Nation

Jimmy Butler left the Chicago Bull's game on Thursday after taking contact on a drive to the basket and landing very uncomfortably on his right knee. He did not return to the game.

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg after the game said Butler will have an MRI exam on Saturday in Minneapolis, with initial tests by doctors in Denver indicating only a sprain with his knee ligaments intact, per Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago.

Butler stayed in the game only to shoot his two free throws while clearly being in pain before leaving the floor on a wheelchair. Here's the play on which he was injured, with almost all of his weight landing on his leg at an awkward angle.


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