Feb 27, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT
Joakim Noah keeps trying to overcome his plantar fasciitis, one of the most painful, debilitating injuries in the NBA, and the injury keeps winning.
Noah played 27 minutes in the Bulls’ overtime win over the Blazers, but came down and hurt his foot again drawing a foul in the extra session. Post-game, the Bulls announced Noah would not be traveling with the team to Indiana.
Plantar fasciitis is painful, but not restricting. As in, you can play through it, it just hurts like hell. And it only gets better with long-term rest. Which is kind of difficult in March when you’re jockeying for playoff position in the midst of an 82 game season before a long playoff march. It’s such a shame because Noah was playing so well before the condition developed.
Noah was limited even before he came down on it wrong. He was completely dominated on a putback by Lamarcus Aldridge after a Brandon Roy missed free throw, which helped lead to the Blazers forcing overtime. It’s a difficult injury to play with, to live with, and for coaches to manage. The Bulls will have to find a way, though, with as much as they need Noah.
- Report: Timberwolves to end up with Thad Young, Anthony Bennett as part of Kevin Love trade 72
- Adam Silver: NBA stars playing in international competition face ‘a big risk’ 12
- Derrick Rose says he’ll play Friday vs. Puerto Rico 16
- Report: Don’t be so sure on Anthony Bennett to Philadelphia rumors 54
- Report: Nike gets chance to match 10-year, $265 million offer to Kevin Durant from Under Armour 18
- Should NBA coaches get NFL style challenge flags? 20
- Report: Suns discussing trade possibilities for Eric Bledsoe 36
- Report: Sixers may look to trade for Amar’e Stoudemire at this season’s deadline 32