Bulls' Jimmy Butler out 3-4 weeks with strained left knee

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Jan. 14, 2016, in Philadelphia.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler is expected to miss the next three to four weeks with a strained left knee, the team said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

Pau Gasol will replace Butler in the NBA All-Star Game this Sunday in Toronto, according to the Bulls.

"Butler has begun rehabbing his injury and he will be allowed to engage in all activities as tolerated with the primary goal of maintaining his conditioning over the ensuing weeks," the statement said.

He originally suffered the injury in the second quarter of Friday night's game at Denver.

Butler was selected as a reserve to the East squad by the Eastern Conference head coaches.