Bulls rookie center Omer Asik sustained a fractured left fibula in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Miami on May 22.  He was examined by Bulls Head Team Physician, Dr. Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopedics at Rush.  The diagnosis was confirmed via MRI and CT scan before Game 4.  He attempted to play in Game 4, but had recurrent discomfort and a loss of function.  Asik’s injury will not require surgery.  He is out for the remainder of the playoffs with an expected recovery of six weeks.

Asik (7-0, 255) appeared in 15 playoff games for the Bulls, and posted 1.0 ppg, 2.1 rpg and 0.53 bpg in 9.9 mpg.  He also saw action in all 82 games during the regular season, where he averaged 2.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 0.68 bpg, 12.1 mpg and .553 from the field.