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Bulls’ Jimmy Butler leaves with elbow injury, does not return (VIDEO)

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CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 7: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls during the game against the Utah Jazz on January 7, 2015 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

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As if the Bulls needed any more injury issues.

Early in the third quarter of Chicago’s Sunday afternoon contest against the Clippers, Jimmy Butler suffered an elbow injury while running into a DeAndre Jordan screen.

There didn’t seem to be anything nefarious at play, and the degree of seriousness is not yet known. But the Bulls did shut Butler down for the rest of the game after diagnosing the injury as a sprain.