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Jimmy Butler turf toe "getting better", return still uncertain

Finally some great news for the Chicago Bulls! Since their MVP point guard Derrick Rose went down with a torn meniscus to his right knee and had surgery to repair it, things have been on the gloomy side. According to ESPN Chicago, Jimmy Butler feels like his turf toe is getting better and is anxious to play:

I want to come back as soon as possible,” Butler said at the Berto Center on Friday. “I don’t know. It all depends on how my foot, my toe is going to take everything I’m doing, whether that’s shooting, lifting, pushing off it, whatever it may be.

“I know I can shoot. I can move a little bit. I can’t push off it as much or jump. But it’s a progress. I feel like it’s definitely getting better.

Butler isn’t 100% just yet, it’s going to take some time. It’s nice to hear that there’s progression and improvement being that he is a valued piece for the Bulls. Head Coach Tom Thibodeau who seems to be taking Butler’s injury in strides stated:

He says he’s feeling a lot better,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “He hasn’t done anything on the court. He has to practice first. The swelling is down. He’s not close to 100 percent, but he’s much improved. We feel good about his improvement. We’ll see where he is tomorrow, the next few days.

Butler who enjoys being around his Bulls teammates, could hardly wait to get back out there with them:

When I’m not there, I kind of feel like I’m not part of the team so to speak, not in bad way,” Butler said. “I just want to feel that emotion. Even if it’s being on the bench, that’s who I am. I love this game. I love this team. I just want to be around them as much as possible.

Wow! What a great guy you want to have on your team! Any time a player enjoys being around their teammates, you know that their going to give their all whenever they play.

Let’s hope this recovery process moves along fast! The Bulls need him back out there.

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