(DEERFIELD, Ill.) — The first-place Chicago Bulls will have to get by for the forseeable future without one of their most important players. Forward Luol Deng has suffered a torn wrist ligament and his return to the court is unknown as of now.
Even though no surgery is planned, Deng and the Bulls medical staff haven’t ruled out the possibility. Despite the injury, Deng is confident his injury won’t keep him out of action for an extended period of time.
“It could alwasy be worse. Injuries happen,” Deng said. “And this happened in the fourth quarter of a game. But it is what it is. It’s just, ‘What do we do from here.’ I’m very confident that it’ll be fine. It’s sore, but the soreness is going down a lot in two days. So every day [I’ll] keep treating it and see if I can get rid of the soreness and just try to be back there as soon as possible.”
In 18 games this season, Deng is averaging 15.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN