Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng had an MRI performed on Sunday to determine the extent of his injured left wrist. According to team officials his write will be re-evaluated by team physicians on Monday.
The forward’s left wrist was injured in fourth quarter play during the Bulls win over the Charlotte Bobcats. It was Deng who asked head coach Tom Thibodeau to take him out of the game in order to be examined by team physicians.
An initial x-ray following Saturday nights game was negative but Deng continued to hold a large ice pack on his wrist in the locker room.
Deng didn’t seem over worried about the injury stating:
“I just got hit on it, but it will be fine.”
Luol isn’t the only Chicago Bulls player to be suffering from injury, point guard Derrick Rose has been nursing a turf toe injury which caused him to miss the teams last four games. Also out on Saturday night was Joakim Noah who missed Saturday night’s game with an ankle injury he sustained on Friday night in the teams win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In more serious condition is Taj Gibson who injured his ankle on Friday night and was spotted wearing a walking boot during Saturday nights game. Speaking about his injury Gibson noted:
“We can’t even put a timeline on it,” while adding, “Hopefully this thing goes away in the next couple of days, or I can get some feeling back so I can play. But right now it’s about icing. That’s the best thing I can hope for right now.”
Also out on Saturday night was John Lucas III who has been suffering a groin injury.
In a shortened season an injury that keeps a player out for even a few games can be costly, for the Chicago Bulls it’s turning into a domino effect yet they continue to win games and stand 2.5 game ahead at the top of their division.
Do you think the Chicago Bulls can continue to win games as injuries become a regular occurrence during the shortened season?