Michael Jordan will be lost to the Chicago Bulls for at least six weeks because of a broken bone in his foot.
Jordan, last season's rookie of the year, injured his foot when he came down hard on it in the second quarter of last Tuesday's game against Golden State at Oakland. The first X-rays taken of Jordan's foot failed to show the break, but Jordan was X-rayed again when the Bulls returned to Chicago and the break showed up this time.
Jordan broke his left navicular tarsal, a small bone in his left foot, a Bulls' spokesperson said.
Chicago has lost both of the games it has played without Jordan, who previously had never missed a game because of injury dating back to his days at Laney High School in North Carolina.
Jordan, 22, had 33 points and 29 points in his first two games this season and had 12 in the Golden State game before he was injured.