Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer sustained a fracture of his right hand (5th metacarpal) on October 2, 2010.  He was evaluated by team physician Dr. Brian Cole and hand specialist Dr. Marc Cohen of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.  The fracture will require surgery and Carlos will likely be out 8 weeks.

ESPN reports: Boozer suffered the injury on Saturday during the Bulls’ day off. According to team sources, Boozer tripped over a bag in his house and fell. The team says Boozer broke the fifth metacarpal bone in his hand. He was evaluated by team physician Dr. Brian Cole and hand specialist Dr. Marc Cohen of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

Earlier, the AP reported:

May 10, 2010 - Salt Lake City, UTAH, United States - epa02151941 Utah Jazz' Carlos Boozer lays the ball during the second half of their NBA Western Conference second round playoff basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 10 May 2010. The Lakers beat the Jazz 111-96 to sweep and win the series 4-0.

Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer, one of Chicago’s top offseason acquisitions, broke his right hand Saturday and could be out for two months.

Boozer fractured the fifth metacarpal bone in his hand and will need surgery, the team said Sunday. He was evaluated by team physician Dr. Brian Cole and hand specialist Dr. Marc Cohen of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

It was unclear how Boozer was injured. The Bulls did not practice Saturday, and a team spokeswoman called the injury “non-basketball related.”

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