Luol Deng has missed the past four games after complications with a spinal tap and is doubtful to play on Friday in Game 3 of the Chicago Bulls' second round series against the Miami Heat.
Deng revealed on Thursday that he played part of this season with a fractured thumb to go along with torn ligaments in his wrist from last year.
"It’s hard, man," Deng said. "We’ve had a long season. I’ve played with a lot of injuries. I’ve gone through the torn ligament in the wrist. I had a fractured thumb earlier this year. I played with it. I went through all that to be able to play. I didn’t think something besides an injury would keep me out. And that’s what makes it really hard. I don’t know what you can do."
Deng, who said he has lost 15 pounds during his recent absence, made his second consecutive All-Star appearance this season.