- Tom Carpenter, Fantasy and Insider
"On Wed I was taken to the ER and my symptoms indicated I may have meningitis In order to play on Thurs I was required to undergo a spinal tap ... Now I'm back in the ER where I may have to spend the night... I want my teammates and Bulls fans to know I would NEVER miss a game bc of flu," he wrote.
It certainly doesn't sound promising for the chances of Deng being ready for Saturday's game, though he added that, "If I'm medically cleared I will fly to NY to be with my team and try to win game 7."
At this stage of the season, everyone is dealing with some malady or another, but there are so many Chicago Bulls who are stuck in the infirmary right now that it's hard to keep track of them. Nonetheless, Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com had the following updates on which Bulls may or may not be ready for Game 7 against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.
UPDATE: Luol Deng took to Twitter Friday to clear up what kept him from playing last night. It turns out it wasn't the flu."On Wed I was taken to the ER and my symptoms indicated I may have meningitis In order to play on Thurs I was required to undergo a spinal tap .