Deng Focused on Avoiding Wrist Surgery
The ability to win despite injuries to key players has become the story of the Bulls’ season, and that’s not likely to change now that versatile forward Luol Deng has revealed he has a torn ligament in his left wrist that may or may not require surgery.
“I know it’s a bad injury, and it sounds terrible, but I think it will be fine,” Deng said after practice Tuesday at the Berto Center. “We’ve got a good team, a lot of guys who can play. I know how it feels. Everybody will talk about it, but it will be fine.”
“I really feel like we have a very good chance of doing something special, and I feel like without the surgery I’ll be fine,” Deng said. “I know what I can do with it and what I can’t do. I think I’m going to be really effective out there. There will be days when it’s sore. We’ll try to control how sore it gets. Everybody’s body responds differently to it. But I’m very confident I’ll be able to handle it.”