During Wednesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn fell face-first to the floor. The Bulls have announced that Dunn is in concussion protocol and is wearing braces:
INJURY UPDATE: After further evaluation, Kris Dunn’s two dislocated front teeth were stabilized & have been splinted with braces. He was also re-evaluated for concussion symptoms & has been placed in the NBA Concussion Protocol. Dunn is out indefinitely related to the concussion. pic.twitter.com/3crAEvY33s
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 18, 2018
Here’s the fall:
Kris Dunn lands on his face after the dunk ? pic.twitter.com/I4r9zYEiWL
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) January 18, 2018
Dunn fell so hard that his teeth left a mark in the hardwood:
um kris dunn's teeth left this mark in the bulls wood floor? wtf pic.twitter.com/tofy3QMIs5
— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) January 18, 2018
Dunn, 23, has had an excellent year for the Bulls after a disappointing rookie campaign for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He’s averaging 13.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.1 steals in 29.7 minutes per game.
The Warriors acquired Dunn, along with Zach LaVine and the draft pick that became Lauri Markkanen, from the Timberwolves in exchange for Jimmy Butler and the draft pick that became Justin Patton.
With any luck, this injury will be a minor setback for the young, talented guard.