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Report: Deng diagnosed with bruised wrist

  • Report: Deng diagnosed with bruised wrist

Miami Heat forward Luol Deng has reportedly been diagnosed with a "painful bruise" in his left wrist, but didn't suffer a fracture, The Vertical's Shams Charania reports, citing league sources.

Deng was forced to leave Wednesday's Game 5 contest against the Toronto Raptors after injuring his wrist in the second quarter. He underwent X-rays that night, but tests came back inconclusive.

The 30-year-old's been an important part of Miami's postseason run, averaging 14.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists on 48.4 percent shooting in 12 playoff games.

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Deng's status is currently unknown, but the Duke product said Wednesday he'll play in Miami's next contest if the injury didn't appear significant.

"Right now we're just being smart. I have to know what it is. As long as it's nothing serious I will be out there Friday (Game 6)," he said.

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