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Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng was finally able to rejoin his team as they prepare for tonight’s Game 1 against the Miami Heat. Still, he won't be able to suit up for the Bulls as they begin their second-round series against the Heat.Coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters – including K.C. Johnsonof The Chicago Tribune – that Deng is still considered day-to-day after being released from the hospital, but the forward has been ruled out for tonight's series opener. He received his release Saturday afternoon, and he was scheduled to fly out to Miami last night.Deng was initially sidelined due to illness. This was severe enough that the team had him undergo a spinal tap to test for meningitis. While the results were negative, the procedure caused spinal fluid leakage that caused Deng to experience intense migraine headaches and general disorientation. To resolve the issue, Deng had to receive injections of his own blood into the damaged area so that the spinal tap puncture could heal naturally.According to those that have spoken with Deng, his headaches have mostly subsided, but his back remains sore. The Bulls will likely start Marco Belinelli -- who scored 24 points during Chicago’s deciding Game 7 victory over the Brooklyn Nets -- in place of Deng.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng hit Twitter and Instagram to celebrate with his teammates following the Bulls' Game 1 win over the Heat.
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.
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The Chicago Bulls somehow continue to win games despite their plethora of significant injuries. Already without the 2011 NBA MVP in Derrick Rose, Chicago is also missing Luol Deng. The big man was suffering from flu-like symptoms before Game 6 against the Brooklyn Nets and has not been able to suit up since because of complications stemming from a spinal tap he underwent to test...
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...
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...
Luol Deng is staying in Chicago and not rejoining the Bulls for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.
Deng was recently hospitalized because of illness, needing a spinal tap. He was planning to fly to Miami and at least be with his teammates, but now Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says Deng's status for the rest of the series...
Luol Deng will miss Game 7 of Chicago's series against the
Brooklyn Nets, but the Bulls still hope Kirk Hinrich can play.
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.”
Derrick Rose was listed as inactive last night, joining Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich on the bench (and dressing snazzy in the process). But the former MVP indicated before the game that there might be some hope for later in the series. “I might have a chance,” Rose said, making every Chicago fan wet their pants a little. Though after the Game 1 win, maybe they won’t even need...
We all know that Charles Barkley can struggle with words sometimes so this shouldn’t be that big of a surprise. Listen below as Barkley completely butchers Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng’s name.
Let’s face it Barkley is known just as much for his lack of eloquent speech more than anything else these days. So, let’s add this to one of the ‘greatest hits’ in Barkley’s losing battle vs grammar.