Bulls forward Luke Kornet underwent nose surgery today due a sinus obstruction. The obstruction is the result of a broken nose he suffered while playing with the New York Knicks in Dec. 2018.
OFFICIAL: Luke Kornet underwent a surgical procedure today to address a sinus obstruction. He originally broke his nose on Dec. 19, 2018, while with the Knicks. Updates on his status will be provided when appropriate. pic.twitter.com/wXcEuCqQrk— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) November 18, 2019
Leading up to the Bulls game tonight at home against the Milwaukee Bucks, Boylen expanded upon the Bulls official announcement.
“Kornet had sinus surgery this morning," Boylen said. "He had blockage and some issues from a previous fracture from when he was in New York. We just felt it was time to go in there and clean that thing out. That happened this morning at 6 a.m. He’s out. Surgery went well. We’ll have more to report as we go. Originally, it was a 7-10 day thing where he’d be back. I think it’s one of those things they don’t know until they get in there how extreme it is. But he had blockage and it needed to be done.”
Kornet was drafted by the Knicks in 2017 and this is his first season with the Bulls.
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