Mike Dunleavy suffers injury setback, out another 4-6 weeks

Published Dec. 4, 2015 9:00 a.m. ET

Mike Dunleavy has yet to play this season as he recovers from offseason surgery, and his return to action has been delayed at least another four-to-six weeks.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Dunleavy was a key rotation player for the Bulls last season. He was especially important on the defensive end, and started in all 63 regular season appearances while playing 29.2 minutes per contest. He also was knocking down threes at a 40 percent clip last year, so whenever he is able to return, it will be a nice boost to the Bulls' lineup.


After meeting with specialists in Los Angeles, the Chicago Bulls' Mike Dunleavy is expected to need four-to-six weeks of additional rehabilitation on his back before he can be cleared to return for on-court work, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Dunleavy, a 6-foot-9 wing player, will undergo a re-evaluation at the end of the four-to-six week stretch to determine his fitness to return to basketball activities, sources said.

Dunleavy, who has yet to play this season, underwent lower back microdiscectomy surgery 2½ months ago and suffered a recent setback in his push to return to the Bulls' lineup. It is possible the recurrence of Dunleavy's injury had been because he had pushed too hard, too soon in his recovery process.