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Complications from a Spinal Tap never sounds good. Luol Deng is a tough basketball player, it would take a lot for him to miss games in the playoffs, but this sounds very serious.
Deng tweeted on Thursday that he was taken to the emergency room on Wednesday and his symptoms indicated he might have meningitis, requiring him to undergo a spinal tap.
“As a result of the spinal tap I suffered the worst headache I’ve ever experienced and been the weakest I’ve ever felt,” Deng tweeted. “Yesterday I was unable to walk or even get out of bed. I made it to the UC and was sent home. (Friday) morning my symptoms worsened.”
Fans need to ease up on players missing games because of illness. It is different that Derrick Rose’s knee, don’t want anyone’s life put in danger on the court.
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The Chicago Bulls were without two starters for yesterday’s deciding Game 7, but they received an awesome performance from another ailing star to defeat the Brooklyn Nets and advance to the second round of the NBA Playoffs.Prior to Game 7, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich were ruled out for the contest. Deng is recovering from a spinal tap and a severe case of viral flu, while Hinrich...
Bulls forward Luol Deng has been taking some flak from Chicagoans after he missed Game 6 of the team’s first-round series against Brooklyn with an illness.
It was originally reported that Deng sat out because he was battling the flu, while fellow Bulls Nate Robinson and Taj Gibson, who were also dealing with flu-like symptoms, suited up and played in the team’s 95-92 loss.
After being hospitalized Friday with complications from a spinal tap and released the following day, Luol Deng once again returned to the emergency room Sunday. He has since been released, but remains in Chicago and will miss Game 1 of the second round series against the Miami Heat.
According to CSN Chicago:
According to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, Deng returned...
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng made it clear Friday on Twitter that the illness that kept him out of a playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets was far more serious than the flu.
He missed the Bulls' loss in Game 6 on Thursday with what coach Tom Thibodeau said were flu-like symptoms.
In one of a series of tweets from the hospital, Deng wrote: ''It really upsets me that...
Chicago Bulls star forward Luol Deng wants you to know exactly how serious the illness was that kept him out of Game 6 against Brooklyn.
Luol Deng will miss Game 7 of Chicago's series against the
Brooklyn Nets, but the Bulls still hope Kirk Hinrich can play.
Luol Deng is out for the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of their second round series against the Miami Heat.
Deng underwent a spinal tap and was released from the hospital on Saturday.
Kirk Hinrich will be a game-time decision with his injured calf, but is doubtful.
Derrick Rose still has not ruled out a return this season for the Chicago Bulls, saying he could play in their Eastern Conference semifinal against the Miami Heat.
The 2011 NBA MVP will not play for Chicago in Game 1 against Miami on Monday night, nor will forward Luol Deng. Deng returned to a hospital for more tests, the Bulls said, and underwent a spinal tap to rule out viral...
The Chicago Bulls won’t have Loul Deng, Derrick Rose and possibly Kirk Hinrich in the lineup for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal against the Miami Heat on Monday, but Rose said his status is ”still up in the air. I might have a chance.”
Brooklyn Nets/Chicago Bulls: Game 6
- I am picking both road teams tonight. I would have picked the Nets even before I learned Luol Deng was not playing. Last night I recorded a podcast where I compared these Nets to the 2006 Phoenix Suns who came back from 3-1 down against the L.A. Lakers. I just think the Nets are the better team and that they will win the series...