Luol Deng injury: Bulls forward not in Miami, out for Game 2

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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.

Luol Deng will not play in Game 2 of the Chicago Bulls' second-round series with the Miami Heat, according to a report from K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

Deng has been in the hospital for most of the last week, missing Chicago's last three playoff games while dealing with complications from a spinal tap procedure he received.

While the Bulls have gone 2-1 in his absence, including a stunning Game 1 victory over Miami, he was expected to be a huge part of their game plan in terms of matching up with LeBron James.

The 6'9, 220-pound forward averaged 16 points, six rebounds and three assists on 43 percent shooting this season.

Without him in the lineup, Jimmy Butler and Marco Belinelli played 94 of a possible 96 minutes on the wings in Game 1.

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