Richard Hamilton Injures Left Foot
Rip Hamilton injured his left foot in the third quarter of the Chicago Bulls’ win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night and is scheduled to have an MRI on Sunday.
The injury occurred with just under three minutes left in the third quarter. Hamilton had to be helped off the floor by teammates Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng and was putting no weight on the foot.
“I felt something pop,” Hamilton admitted after the game.
“I don’t know what it is,” he said. “We don’t know what it is until I get an MRI (Sunday).”
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau put Hamilton back in the game late so that he could shoot free throws.
“When Rip came back, (trainer) Fred Tedeschi said we could use him if needed,” Thibodeau said. “We needed him. I have not talked to them about the injury, we wanted him out there for the free throw situation.