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Chicago Bulls G Kirk Hinrich returns to Chicago to get right elbow checked out


Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich (12) puts up a shot as Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Jennings, left, looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) (The Associated Press)

Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich has returned to Chicago to have his right elbow examined and will not play when the Bulls face the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.

Hinrich has been hampered by injuries for much of the season. He is averaging 7.0 points in 40 games.

He started Chicago's 104-88 victory at Milwaukee on Wednesday and finished with six points in 32½ minutes.

The Bulls say Hinrich's status "will be determined once all medical information has been gathered."