Bulls Rumors: Rookie Doug McDermott to have knee surgery, no timetable yet for return?

Chicago Bulls rookie Doug McDermott was ruled out for his fifth-straight game in advance of the team's contest on Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers. It appears he will likely be out a fair amount longer due to knee surgery.

Here's the team's official release on the matter:

Doug McDermott will have an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee.  The procedure will be performed by Chicago Bulls head team physician Dr. Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.  A timetable for his return will be determined after the procedure.

The Bulls acquired McDermott in a trade with the Denver Nuggets on the night of the 2014 NBA Draft. He had seen his minutes in Tom Thibodeau's rotation decrease before the injury, but is still averaging 11.6 minutes off the bench in 17 appearances in 2014-15.

Stay tuned to Chat Sports for the latest on his injury status as additional information is made available to the press.

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