Bulls’ starting point guard, Kirk Hinrich will return to the lineup Tuesday night after missing 7-games with a right elbow infection. Hinrich revealed that during his absence he spent days in the hospital after an operation to remove a bursa sac and infection.
According to the Chicago Tribune:
“It got to the point where it was going to get pretty bad, and I started feeling sick. I was really hurting and had to go get it taken care of.”
Hinrich underwent an operation during which the bursa sac was removed, cleaned and sewed back up. Before the procedure, he couldn’t bend his arm because of the swelling.
Hinrich said doctors told him the elbow would not become re-infected. He spent two-plus days in the hospital absorbing a constant flow of antibiotics.