Originally written May 14, 2013 on NBA Injury News:
As yesterday’s Game 4 approached, Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng and guard Kirk Hinrich continued to hold the label of unlikely to play. This proved correct, as both players were once again sidelined by their ailments.While he continues to recover from illness that sapped him of 15 pounds, Deng took a step toward returning by being active for last night’s contest. While he was active, he was still listed as unlikely to play, and he ultimately didn’t see time during the Bulls’ Game 4 loss to the Miami Heat.Deng has been out since the first round of the playoffs after complication stemming from a spinal tap. He’s been hospitalized and onlyrecently returned to the team. Being active was a good sign, but Deng is still expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the series.Hinrich was not active, as he continues to recover from his badly bruised calf. He was recently seen working out on the treadmill, but he hasn’t been able to do much running at all since suffering his injury. He’s been said to have a long way to go in his recovery, so it’s also likely that he’ll be out for the remainder of the playoffs.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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