Joakim Noah Suffered a Setback With Foot Injury

by April 09, 2013

The plantar fasciitis in his right foot is driving Joakim Noah crazy, and the Chicago Bulls center is at a loss. Noah suffered an unspecified setback, and there’s no telling when he’ll return to the court. Per the Chicago Sun-Times: “There was a hint of desperation in Joakim Noah’s voice following the Bulls’ loss in Detroit on Sunday. ‘I’m doing everything — massage, sleep in a splint, ice,’ Noah said when asked about dealing with plantar fasciitis pain in his right foot. ‘If you got any remedies you want to give me, I’ll probably do it.’ By Monday morning, Noah was still waiting for new suggestions. According to coach Tom Thibodeau, Noah suffered a setback and there is no timetable for his return. ‘Yeah, it’s a tough one,’ Thibodeau said of the plantar fasciitis injury. ‘You never really know with that type of injury. We don’t want anyone to play who is injured. At this time of the year, there are a lot of guys that are hurting that will play, but if a guy is injured we don’t want him out there.’ Noah had 13 points and seven rebounds in 21 minutes against the Pistons Sunday, and said after the game that he felt good. He felt differently Monday morning, however, and now after missing eight games leading up to Sunday’s loss, he is back on the shelf with just six regular-season games left. […] The Bulls went 6-2 in the eight games Noah missed, beating Indiana, Brooklyn and ending Miami’s 27-game winning streak. But for a team that’s been without Derrick Rose (left knee) all season, Rip Hamilton (back) since Feb. 26, Taj Gibson (left MCL) the past three games and Luol Deng, who was out Sunday with a sore right hip, having Noah miss an extended period of time with the playoffs approaching would be severely unfortunate. ‘Whoever we have, that’s who we’re going with,’ Thibodeau said. ‘We have more than enough to win.'”