Bulls guard Jimmy Butler out two to three weeks because of turf toe

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler is expected to miss two to three weeks with turf toe, a league source told Yahoo Sports.

The Bulls issued a statement calling Butler's status "week to week" on Wednesday.

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Butler, 24, wanted to join the Bulls on an upcoming six-game road trip, but will stay back to get treatment on the injury to his big right toe.

Butler was hurt in the Bulls' Monday night victory over the Charlotte Bobcats and had an MRI exam on Tuesday. Butler averages 11.2 points and 4.8 rebounds as the starting shooting guard. His spot in the lineup will likely go to Kirk Hinrich or Mike Dunleavy.