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Source: Bulls' Luol Deng released from hospital after spinal tap complications

Adrian Wojnarowski
Yahoo Sports

NEW YORK – After spending the night in a Chicago-area hospital for complications arising from a spinal tap, Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng returned home on Saturday afternoon, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

Deng couldn't travel with the Bulls for the franchise's Game 7 against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center after getting admitted to the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

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Luol Deng (AP)

Deng suffered leakage of spinal fluid and several discomforting side effects after getting a spinal tap in his lower back, to test for viral meningitis, before Game 6 on Thursday. Deng had also been suffering from the flu.

He missed Game 6 of the series, along with Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich. Chicago has played without its star point guard, Derrick Rose, the entire season.

Deng had averaged 16.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and three assists in the regular season. He's also an elite defender for the Bulls.

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