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Injuries keep coming in Chicago, Derrick Jones Jr. out 6-8 weeks with fractured finger

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 12: Derrick Jones Jr. #5 of the Chicago Bulls is injured during a game against the Brooklyn Nets at United Center on January 12, 2022 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. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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The basketball gods are apparently not done punishing the Bulls.

Add Derrick Jones Jr. to their list of players out 6-8 weeks with an injury. He was already in rehab for a bone bruise when he fractured his right index finger, which will keep him out for up to two months, the team announced.

He could be back sooner in a protective splint, the team added.

Jones, acquired as part of the three-team Lauri Markkanen trade, has played solidly for the Bulls this season, averaging 6.3 points a game on a career-best 58.2% shooting, plus grabs 3.4 rebounds in his just over 17 minutes a night.

Jones joins Lonzo Ball (knee scoped) and Alex Caruso (fractured wrist) on the sidelines until March. All three should be back and ready for the playoffs, but the Bulls seeding in the tight East could slip considerably by then.