Kirk Hinrich out 1-2 weeks with thumb sprain

Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich was examined this morning by Bulls head team physician Dr. Brian Cole and hand specialists Dr. John Fernandez and Dr. Marc Cohen of Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University.  Their examination confirmed the earlier diagnosis of a left thumb sprain.  He is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.

Hinrich this season is fifth on the Bulls in scoring with 8.9 points per game. He’s shooting just 36.8% from the field and an unimpressive 32.5% from three-point range, and only making 68.0% of his free throws. The guard is also getting 2.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists, in 28.5 minutes per game.

The Bulls are currently 6-8 this season.