Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 9:40 am  |  5 responses

Luol Deng Doesn’t Think He Needs Wrist Surgery at the Moment

Luol Deng, the proud leader of the British hoops team in the Olympic Games, doesn’t believe he requires surgery on his left wrist (a point of great concern and consternation in the Windy City.) Per the Chicago Tribune: “Luol Deng fulfilled his role as ambassador for basketball in Great Britain, which won its first Olympic game since 1948 in its final attempt with a 90-58 victory over China on Monday. Then, he offered good news for Bulls fans, strongly implying he will either forgo surgery on the torn ligament in his left wrist altogether or postpone it until after the 2012-13 season. ‘Did I look like I needed (surgery)?’ Deng said. ‘I’m fine right now. I feel great. There are a lot of things I want to improve in my game that I want to focus on. I want to be a better player than I was last year. I have time to make decisions and be healthy by the time we start (training camp).’ With Bulls’ camp roughly eight weeks away, it’d be impossible for Deng to have surgery now and be ready for start. Asked a second time about his decision, Deng made clear he planned to start camp on time. ‘I’m just going to get ready for the season,’ Deng said.”

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  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    I don’t know how serious the injury is but, shouldn’t he be thinking long term and just get it healed now? I mean, what if it gets worse during the season?

  • Heals

    ^^^All it takes is 1 drive to the basket and he could accidentlt use it to brace his fall and that’s it. It’s his body, but I agree seems very short-sighted. Also don’t know if no Rose for a while gives him more or less urgency about surgery…

  • bike

    As long as it’s not the hand he wacks off with he should be fine.

  • http://www.slamonline.com YoYoYo

    It’s not^^

  • greg

    crystal ball says hes gonna need surgery right as thinks start to click and rose is on the mend