Luol Deng Lost 15 Pounds; Return Unclear
“I did the spinal tap and just after that, I just didn’t respond well,” (Luol) Deng told reporters Thursday. “Started having severe headaches. I was struggling to walk. I started feeling really weak. Started throwing up. Constant diarrhea. I just couldn’t control my body really”
The test for meningitis was negative. In about 10 days, Deng has lost 15 pounds, and the weight loss combined with illness and complications from the spinal tap have left the scoring and defending forward questionable for at least Game 3 on Friday and possibly more games.
Asked when he anticipates returning, he said, “I don’t know. I want to play, but I don’t know what I can do. I haven’t done anything. It really sucks.”