Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso says he feels fully fit ahead of the play-off first-round series against Milwaukee Bucks after an injury-hit end to the regular season.
The Bulls are 15/2 to win the series against the defending NBA champions, while Milwaukee can be backed at 1/12.
Caruso sustained a fractured right wrist following a foul by Grayson Allen in a defeat to Milwaukee in January and missed 22 games before returning in mid-March.
The 28-year-old struggled with niggling issues after his return, and missed the final three games of the regular season with back soreness.
"It started hindering me on our four-game trip [24-29 March] after the Milwaukee game [on 22 March]. Just coming back after missing so much time [with the wrist fracture], and then you just beat up your muscles for a while in your back, there's a little soreness and I just didn't have enough time to recover," Caruso told reporters on Wednesday, via NBC Chicago.
"It didn't feel good, obviously, I think my play kind of showed that."
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Caruso participated in full practice on Tuesday as the Bulls prepare to face the Bucks, and he insists he is close to full fitness ahead of the best-of-seven series against the champions.
"I feel good," he said. "I practiced yesterday, woke up today with normal body feeling after a long hard practice.
"[Today, I] stretched, got some weights in, did our film, and then shot. Felt good."
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