Bulls rookie Doug McDermott to have knee surgery, no timetable for return

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Bulls rookie Doug McDermott was ruled out for a fifth straight game in advance of Friday night’s contest against the Blazers, and it appears as though he’ll be out even longer after the team announced the need for knee surgery.

The official release:

Doug McDermott will have an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee.  The procedure will be performed by Chicago Bulls head team physician Dr. Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.  A timetable for his return will be determined after the procedure.

McDermott was acquired by the Bulls on a draft night deal with the Nuggets, and while his role in the rotation had been diminished recently, he’s averaged 11.6 minutes off the bench in 17 appearances for Chicago this season.