Bulls star Coby White discusses injury update on brink of return

In the Chicago Bullsrecent overtime win over the Indiana Pacers, Coby White went down. And he went down hard. Driving in transition in the final moments of the game, Pascal Siakam chased him down, blocked his shot, and sent White crashing to the floor. White hurt his hip and left the game. Since then, he’s missed three straight.

Losing White is brutal, as he’s been one of their best players this season. He has a real chance at winning the Most Improved Player award. Chicago has won two of the three games they’ve played without White, as they took on the Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers (two of the worst teams in the league), but they still need him back as soon as possible.

Luckily for the Bulls, it sounds as though White avoided serious injury, as he recently gave an update on his situation. (H/t Julia Poe of the Chicago Tribune)

“I dodged a bullet,” White said. “It could’ve been a lot worse. They said I’m pretty flexible and that’s what helped me in that scenario. I think God was with me at that point and I’m just glad it was nothing serious, nothing more than a strain.”

Getting White back will be crucial to the Bulls’ success down the stretch.

Story originally appeared on Lonzo Wire