Tuesday , Apr , 05 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Bulls place Deng on injured list

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls placed forward Luol Deng on the
injured list Tuesday with a ligament tear in his right wrist. The Bulls also
activated seldom-used center Jared Reiner, who will be in uniform for
Tuesday’s game in Miami.

Deng, a first-round selection in the 2004 draft, has played in 61 games this
season and is averaging 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. This will be
the second stint on the injured list for Deng, who suffered from an ankle
sprain earlier in the season.

Deng’s injury originally occurred in Chicago’s 94-86 victory over Memphis on
March 28 at the United Center. He left that game at the 7:41 mark of the
second quarter and did not return to action. He then played in Bulls’ wins at
Charlotte on March 30 and at home against Cleveland on March 31, but sat out
Saturday’s win over Charlotte.

The 6-foot-11, 255-pound Reiner, who is also a rookie, had spent the last
eight games on the injured list with a hip flexor strain. Reiner is averaging
1.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 11 games this season.

Meanwhile, Bulls center Eddy Curry was released from the hospital Monday after
suffering from an irregular heartbeat. He has already missed three games and
will likely miss more time as he continues to undergo a comprehensive battery
of tests.

CHI