During Friday night’s match-up between the Chicago Bulls and the Dallas Mavericks, Joakim Noah suffered a dislocated left shoulder.

Last night, reports revealed the Bulls’ big man will need to undergo surgery, and he may miss four to six months following the injury.

Via NBA.com:

During [Friday] night’s game against Dallas, Joakim Noah sustained a dislocation of the left shoulder which was reduced in the training room. Earlier [Saturday], he was evaluated at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, where it was determined that he will undergo surgery to stabilize his left shoulder.

 

His recovery time is estimated at four to six months. The details of the timing, location, and rehabilitation program have not yet been finalized. Noah is expected to have a full recovery.