Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic Hospitalized After Practice Altercation With Bobby Portis

WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS, LITERALLY.

A FIGHT AT BULLS PRACTICE ENDS AND SENDS ONE PLAYER TO THE HOSPITAL.

GOOD EVENING, I'M ROB JOHNSON.

I'M IRIKA SARGENT.

THE ALTERCATION COMING TWO DAYS BEFORE THE SEASON OPENER.

MEGAN IS HERE WITH WHAT HAPPENED.

THIS ISN'T THE WAY YOU WANT TO START YOUR SEASON.

BOBBY PORTIS AND NIKOLA MIROTIC WERE IN A PHYSICAL ALTERCATION AND BOBBY PORTIS SENT THE LOAN PUNCH, SENDING THEIR STARTING FORWARD, NIKOLA MIROTIC, TO THE HOSPITAL.

THEY WERE IN THE HUDDLE TOGETHER, BUT THIS IS DURING THE PORTION WE WERE ALLOWED IN FOR.

AFTER THE MEDIA LEFT, THE TWO PLAYERS HAD BEEN TALKING TRASH TO ONE ANOTHER DURING A COMPETITIVE SCRIMMAGE.

AND ESCALATED, AND BOBBY PORTIS HIT NIKOLA MIROTIC IN THE FACE.

NIKOLA MIROTIC LAID ON THE FLOOR FOR A FEW MINUTES.

HE HAS TWO BROKEN BONES IN HIS FACE AND HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

THE BULLS CONFIRMED THE INCIDENT IN A STATEMENT ADDING, AS A RESULT OF THE INCIDENT, NIKOLA MIROTIC SUFFERED A CONCUSSION AND MAXILLARY FRACTURES.

SURGERY IS LIKELY REQUIRED.

HE IS OUT INDEFINITELY.

IT IS EXPECTED HE WILL BE OUT FOR A FEW WEEKS.

THE BULLS SAY THEY ARE EVALUATING DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

I WOULD SUSPECT SUSPENSIONS.