Deng sprains ankle

Deng was named to his first All-Star team last season.

(SportsData) — Chicago Bulls All-Star forward Luol Deng sprained his right ankle during the first quarter of Tuesday night’s loss to the Houston Rockets. He remained in the game and scored 14 points, but was limping badly when he left the United Center, according to Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago.

Deng is considered questionable for Wednesday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers.

“We’ll see how it feels [tomorrow],” Deng told reporters after the game, per CSN Chicago.

Deng has also been dealing with a left shoulder injury, suffered last Friday against the New York Knicks, and was given Monday off from workouts. It should be noted that he elected not to have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist this summer and has been playing through the injury all year. Despite the list of maladies, Deng has not missed a game this season and ranks first in the NBA in 40.5 minutes played per game.

In 27 games this season, Deng is averaging a team-high 17.7 points as well as 2.7 assists and 7.0 rebounds per game.

 

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