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Luol Deng injury: Bulls' forward still not playing after serious illness

Luol Deng has still not joined his teammates in Miami and is out for Game 1 against the Heat due to complications resulting from a spinal tap. He has not played since Game 5 of the series against the Nets.

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Deng: 'Life in danger' after spinal tap issues

Bulls forward Luol Deng revealed that complications from a spinal tap procedure during the 2013 NBA Playoffs put his "life in danger." Deng lost 15 pounds and missed the last seven games of the postseason due to the issues.

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Deng active for Bulls, might not play

Luol Deng is somehow listed as active for the Chicago Bulls, although he still sounds deathly ill.

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Deng still struggling with physical activity

Bulls forward Luol Deng is trying to get back on the floor following complications from a spinal tap, but his body is not reacting well to physical activity.

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Rose ruled out for Game 3

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau provided a sobering Game 3 injury update at shootaround on Friday.

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Deng lost 15 pounds in 9 days, was 'really scared'

Luol Deng tried to shoot after being released from the hospital following complications from a spinal tap, but felt too physically weak, having lost 15 pounds in under two weeks.

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Luol Deng will miss Game 2

The All-Star small forward is still recovering from a spinal tap procedure he received last week and it's unclear when he'll be back in uniform.

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Deng out for Game 1 vs. Heat

Luol Deng has still not joined his teammates in Miami and is out for Game 1 against the Heat due to an illness.

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Deng released from hospital

Luol Deng was reportedly 'alarmed' by complications from a spinal tap, but he is now out of the hospital.

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Deng out for Game 7

Luol Deng won't play in Game 7 against the Nets due to an illness.

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Deng lashes out at critics

The Bulls were without Luol Deng for Game 6 against the Nets. Deng took to Twitter to explain that it wasn't the flu that kept him out of the game and was upset he was accused of doing so. Will he be ready to play in Game 7, and what really kept him out on Thursday?

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Bulls without Hinrich, maybe more due to illness

The Chicago Bulls will be without Kirk Hinrich because of his problematic calf injury while Luol Deng, Taj Gibson and Nate Robinson could miss Game 6 because of illness.

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