Bulls’ Luol Deng Injures Left Shoulder
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng injured his left shoulder during Friday night’s 110-106 win over the New York Knicks and will be re-evaluated Saturday.
Deng, who scored a team-high 29 points, got tangled up with Knicks guard Jason Kidd midway through the third quarter and felt pain shoot up his arm. He had a large ice pack on the shoulder immediately after the game and said it was still sore.
“We’re going to check again [Saturday], but I don’t know exactly what it is,” Deng said. “Something with the ligament there, I don’t know if I sprained or … we’ll see. It’s almost like a pulled muscle. I never had anything like this, but it just feels like a pulled muscle or a sprained tendon. I really don’t know.”
Deng wasn’t sure whether he would have an MRI once the team landed in Atlanta. He also wasn’t sure about his playing status. The Bulls face off against the Hawks on Saturday night.
“We’ll see how it feels,” he said. “It’s sore now. We’ll see how it feels [Saturday] morning and then we’ll go from there.”