Luol Deng tore a ligament in his left wrist last Saturday against Charlotte. He elected not to have surgery and plans to play as soon as he’s able.

“It’s a day-by-day thing. I would say right now probably a week away, maybe more,” Deng said. “It’s hard to tell. It’s definitely a bad injury, but I really believe I will be back soon and doing everything.”

Deng’s statement seemed to contradict a report that he planned to play on Sunday at Miami. But even Deng admitted he’s not sure when the wrist will be well enough to play in a game.

“If I’m able to go on Sunday, I’ll go,” he said. “I’ve never put an exact date on it. I’ve got to make sure I rehab and get this down so it doesn’t keep coming back. I don’t want it to be a recurring problem.