As reported after Wednesday's game in Dallas, Luol Deng (strained right calf) was walking with a noticeable limp and had suffered a setback. Before the Bulls played the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night, we learned just how much of a setback.
Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro announced that Deng will be sidelined an additional two to three weeks -- which means he could miss the remainder of the regular season because there's less than four weeks to go.
''He tried to warm up a little bit before the game at Dallas,'' Del Negro said. ''He was feeling better every day and thought he was getting close, and then he started doing some straight-ahead jogging and it really swelled up on him.
''Hopefully, it's [just] two weeks, but he has more inflammation now than he had before, so that's a setback. He's definitely gonna be out for a little bit."
The injury still is classified as a calf strain.
''That's exactly what it is,'' Del Negro said. ''They're very fickle, they're very difficult, and it's just a matter of time.
''He had another MRI and he had more fluid in there, more than he had previously, so now it's going to be two weeks for sure, and then we'll re-evaluate it as needed."