The season is over early: the Chicago star will undergo surgery on his injured foot

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine will miss the rest of the season due to surgery on his right leg, ESPN reports.

According to the source, after the operation, which will take place next week, the 28-year-old basketball player will recover for about 4-6 months, and therefore the current season for him has ended ahead of schedule.

LaVine and his agency, Klutch Sports Group, decided to proceed with the procedure after receiving additional medical reports, the team said.

Recall that LaVine re-injured his ankle last month, causing him to miss Chicago's last six games.. Previously, he had been in the hospital for more than a month due to pain in his right leg.

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LaVine was expected to be one of the top contenders to be traded before the deadline.. He averaged 19.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 25 games this season.

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