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Deng puts health before British team

Updated: July 27, 2009, 5:26 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- However desperate Luol Deng is to play at the Olympics, the Chicago Bulls forward won't jeopardize his fitness to help Britain ensure it clinches a spot at London 2012.

The rehabilitation from a right-leg stress fracture that has kept Deng off the court since February is taking longer than expected.

While hopeful about returning for the Bulls' fall training camp and the preseason game against the Utah Jazz on Oct. 6 in London, Deng is not risking playing for Britain ...

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