Bulls' Luol Deng Out Another Week, Will Miss Sunday Showdown With Heat
Luol Deng has missed the Chicago Bulls' last three games with a torn ligament in his left wrist, and he now says he'll be out another week, meaning he'll miss Sunday's showdown with the Miami Heat.
"It's a day by day thing," Deng told BullsTV, according to ESPN Chicago. "I would say a week or more. It's hard to tell. It's definitely a bad injury, but I really believe I'll be back soon. I'm doing everything I can right now just to make sure that I'm back soon enough."
Deng injured the wrist in the fourth quarter of the Bulls' win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday. His status has been described by Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau as "week to week."
Deng is averaging 15.9 points and a career-high 7.5 rebounds per game for the Bulls this season. The Bulls will be 17-4 if they finish off tonight's victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, atop the Eastern Conference. They face their conference rivals from Miami at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.