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The Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams is set to undergo surgery on his injured left foot, leading to his absence for the rest of the season.

Initially diagnosed with a bone edema, recent imaging revealed a progression of his foot stress reaction. Williams’ last appearance was on January 25.

Selected as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 draft, he has experienced a mix of highs and lows during his four seasons with Chicago, displaying promising two-way potential alongside periods of inconsistency.

Injuries have played a significant role in this, with a wrist injury limiting him to 17 games in ’21/’22 and foot and ankle issues restricting him to 43 appearances in the current season.

Throughout ’23/’24, the 22-year-old averaged 10.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.9 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game, shooting at a rate of .443/.399/.788 in 43 games with an average of 27.3 minutes per game, including 30 starts.