Bulls’ Jimmy Butler Out 3-4 Weeks, Will Miss All-Star Game

Jimmy Butler

Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler will be out for another 3-4 weeks with a left knee sprain, forcing him to miss the All-Star Game in Toronto this weekend, the team has announced.

The 26-year-old suffered the knee sprain during the team's loss against the Denver Nuggets last Friday, and though the Bulls didn't believe the injury was too serious, a checkup this week revealed that he'll have to sit for another month.

The injury will force him to miss the All-Star Game after being voted to the team for the second straight season. Instead, his teammate Pau Gasol will take Butler's place at All-Star Weekend.

Butler is averaging 22.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game this season.

However, the Bulls are struggling, losing 12 of their last 17 games, and currently sitting at 7th place in the Eastern Conference with a 27-24 record.