Deng says illness more serious than flu

Updated: May 3, 2013, 4:50 PM ET
Associated Press

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng made it clear Friday on Twitter that the illness that kept him out of a playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets was far more serious than the flu.

He missed the Bulls' loss in Game 6 on Thursday with what coach Tom Thibodeau said were flu-like symptoms.

In one of a series of tweets from the hospital, Deng wrote: "It really upsets me that everyone thinks I would miss a game" because of the flu.

He also confirmed he had a spinal ...

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