Chicago rookie Julian Phillips out indefinitely with foot sprain

The Chicago Bulls dodged the injury bullet with guard Coby White’s recent hip injury, but the team’s back injury luck this season continued with word that Bulls small forward Julian Phillips will be out indefinitely with a foot sprain. And while sprains are typically not season ending injuries, with just over a month left in Chicago’s 2023-24 campaign, Phillips’ season is done for all intents and purposes.

The Tennessee alum had been seeing bigger minutes with the Bulls since the end of the month of January, which saw the Texan wing put up 3.9 points, and 1.4 rebounds per game over 12.4 minutes of floor time.

On a recent episode, the host of the “Chicago Bulls Central” podcast, Haize, broke down what this means for Chicago’s playoff push and Phillips’ development in light of Lonzo Ball, Zach LaVine, and, in particular, Patrick Williams all being out hurt as well.

Check it out in the clip embedded above.

Story originally appeared on Lonzo Wire