His numbers don’t speak volumes, 7 points and 5 assists per game, but Kirk Hinrich is the Chicago Bulls’ floor general on both sides of the ball with Derrick Rose sidelined – and he will join Rose in the training room for games for at least one week with an elbow infection that flared up from a previous injury last month.
According to ESPN.com:
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Hinrich flew back to Chicago on Friday to be examined by team physician Dr. Brian Cole.
“It’s probably going to be about a week or so,” Thibodeau said. “They cleaned it up; he needs a little bit of time for it to heal up … It was just swollen. It was in a tough place because he kept breaking it open. He’s on the floor all the time so they just had to go in there and clean it up a little bit.”