|Bulls forward Luol Deng day-to-day with Achilles tendinitis, sits out Sacramento game|
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|Saturday, 05 January 2008 15:35|
Although an MRI on Friday revealed no major structural damage, the Bulls are taking a cautious approach with their second-leading scorer.
``We'll sit him out tonight, give him a couple days rest and see how he is on Tuesday,'' interim coach Jim Boylan said. ``Hopefully, the rest will do him some good. He seems to be feeling a little bit better, so we're keeping our fingers crossed on that. The schedule kind of breaks for us.''
They have a light schedule next week, hosting New York on Tuesday and visiting Philadelphia on Friday.
Deng, averaging 17.9 points, left in the second quarter of last Thursday's double-overtime loss to Portland and managed only two points. He had said he hurt the Achilles' in an earlier game and aggravated it Thursday night when he came down after a jump shot.
Trainer Fred Tedeschi said Deng will wear an orthotic device to stabilize the foot and will undergo therapy and stretching to treat the condition.