Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is out indefinitely following a fight in practice. An alleged “cheap shot” from fellow forward Bobby Portis fractured a bone in Mirotic’s face, sending him to the hospital. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported the story first, adding that according to league sources, “Mirotic is undergoing tests, but is expected to be out for the foreseeable future”. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN has since added detail via Twitter:
In practice scuffle with Bobby Portis in Bulls practice, Nikola Mirotic suffered a fractured bone in his face, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 17, 2017
Sources: Portis, Mirotic were getting verbal, physical and escalated into punches. Portis connected, Mirotic stayed down several minutes.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 17, 2017
More on this story as it develops.