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Joakim Noah says ankle may be issue for rest of his career

Oct 3, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah gestures during media day for their upcoming NBA basketball season in Deerfield Reuters

Joakim Noah is practicing full out and says his ankle is 100 percent healthy. Finally. He’s good to go.

But ankles have a way of being something chronic for basketball players, and Noah seems to realize that could be the case for him. He was talking preventative medicine — you know, the thing your doctor doesn’t have time to talk to you about — with K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.


Bulls fans, just file this away in your “something to watch” category. He may be able to train, wear a support and never have it really flare up with consistent problems. Or… well, let’s just watch and see. But the Bulls don’t really need more injury recoveries to monitor.

(By the way, that photo of Noah from media day is my new favorite. It screams caption contest.)

  1. sguy2130 - Oct 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    At least it won’t affect his male modeling career.

  2. blakspartan - Oct 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM


  3. itsthemelman82 - Oct 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Not what Bulls fans wanna hear.

  4. boppinbob47 - Oct 5, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    It is not unusal for big men to have ankle problems. While I not a big man I have had ankle problems with all sports activity, and therefore I always wore a brace to provide greater support. Soaking with ebson salt, whirlpool treatments all help, but I doubt Noah can escape ankle problems during the season.

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