Bulls’ Cameron Payne Out For 3-4 Months

SEPTEMBER 8: The Bulls have provided another update on Payne, announcing today in a press release that he underwent successful surgery on his right foot on Wednesday. The point guard is expected to make a full recovery in three to four months, according to the team. That would put Payne on track to return in December or January.

AUGUST 31: The Bulls have issued a formal update on Payne, confirming that he’ll undergo surgery on his broken foot next Wednesday.

According to the team, a six-week period of rest in a boot was prescribed for Payne after he suffered the injury in mid-July, but the fracture hasn’t healed satisfactorily since then, resulting in a surgery recommendation.

AUGUST 30: Cameron Payne will undergo surgery on his right foot and his recovery is expected to keep him out of action until late November, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Payne dealt with injuries to the foot earlier in his career and he re-aggravated the injury this offseason playing for the Bulls’ Summer League team. It was his first offseason with Chicago, as the organization traded for him at the 2017 trade deadline.

The Thunder selected Payne with the No. 14 overall pick out of Murray State in the 2015 draft. In his two seasons as a pro, the point guard averaged 5.0 points and 1.5 assists in 13.2 minutes per game.

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13 thoughts on “Bulls’ Cameron Payne Out For 3-4 Months

  1. Hen1CHC

    Bulls fan, don’t hate Garpax as much as other fans do, but good lord this trade was absolutely awful

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    • Taj and McDermott lost for nothing to OKC. Taj coulda got them some picks too which is the worst part.

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  2. hill

    To recap.
    The Bulls traded Tony Snell, Jimmy Butler, Douggie Buckets and Taj.

    For An Awful PG, A Terrible PG with broken feet, an Embarrassingly Bad PG, a guy with a torn ACL and the right to move up 7 spots in the draft.

    Just making sure I got that right.

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    • kdavis1391

      and then they didn’t even draft the beat player available in Dennis Smith Jr.

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    • yoyo137

      They’re trying to change the perception of the franchise. So they need to trade these players that have been there for a while because they need new faces so people can forget the Bulls used to win and didn’t suck, and had good coaching and good players. They wanna make sure everyone forgets about that so they can keep making money and keep putting mediocre teams on the floor.

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    • yoyo137

      He did a handshake with Russell Westbrook once I think that counts

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  3. GuruGray

    This should have zero impact on their win/loss projections. All of their pgs are trash

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  4. yoyo137

    Not like he was gonna do anything this year, him and Valentine looked like absolute garbage in summer league. It’s gonna be a LONG year for the Bulls

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