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Jimmy Butler injury update: Bulls guard to see Dr. James Andrews about knee

will not be playing against San Antonio on Thursday

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As the kids say: Welp.

Jimmy Butler will be visiting acclaimed physician James Andrews to get a second opinion on his left knee.

Coach Fred Hoiberg said the swelling has subsided enough in Butler's knee for him to get a workout in late Tuesday and also get up some shots during Wednesday's light practice. But there also is cause for concern given pain is lingering and Butler didn't respond well to playing one game after missing the previous 11 to an injury originally suffered on Feb. 5 in Denver.

"He's just got a little bit of pain on the back of that knee and we just want to be safe with it," Hoiberg said.

Some of this could be Butler not trusting the Bulls medical staff, as their own exam revealed no issues and the MRI was cancelled. Hoiberg said the Andrews visit was Butler's idea, but that the team supports his decision.

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