Two days after undergoing surgery to repair the fractured radius in his left forearm, Tyrus Thomas was back at the team's practice facility on Monday.
He watched practice with his arm in a sling and left without speaking to the media.
"He's down, he's disappointed," coach Vinny Del Negro said of Thomas' mood. "He's got his arm in a sling and he goes to the specialist tomorrow. Put yourself in that situation; you're gonna be down. He worked hard all summer to get in shape.
"We'll miss him, with the athleticism he brings to the team. Hopefully, other guys can step up to fill in."
On the bright side, being injured got Thomas out of the half-hour autograph session after practice where all the players signed a host of basketball, jerseys and other items for Bulls' charities.