Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic underwent surgery on Wednesday after being diagnosed with an acute appendicitis.
The appendectomy was performed at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He did not travel with the team to Los Angeles on a road trip and is expected to be sidelined until after the NBA All-Star Game break in mid-February, the team said in a statement.
Mirotic is averaging 10.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in his second season with the Bulls. He was one of the players named Wednesday to the World Team for the Rising Stars Challenge game for rookies and second-year pros during All-Star weekend.