Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a left wrist dislocation, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Williams will undergo surgery soon.
The 20-year-old suffered a severe perilunate dislocation when he landed on his wrist on a drive to the rim after getting caught up in the air by New York Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson on Oct. 28.
There is hope that a timetable on a return could potentially include the playoffs, but Bulls head coach Billy Donovan told reporters today that this is a “pretty significant wrist injury.”
Williams, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 draft, had started all five games so far this season and averaged 6.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game while shooting 56.5% from the field and 50.0% from three-point.
Guard Javonte Green is expected to slide into the starting lineup for Williams.