via ESPN Chicago:
The Bulls might be in a predicament. Their franchise player Derrick Rose is injured and has been out for most of the season so far. Now the first time All-Star Joakim Noah has now injured his right foot according to ESPN Chicago. ESPN reported that Noah’s foot began bothering him after the Bull’s recent loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Derrick Rose isn’t projected to be playing for the Bulls again until after All-Star break but we shouldn’t expect him to come back immediately being a huge key factor coming off an injury. As with most ACL injuries he has to get used to playing at the NBA speed again.
NEW YORK – Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah missed Friday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot, and is unsure when he will return to the lineup.
“My foot is swelling (and) is bothering me,” Noah said after the Bulls’ 93-89 loss to the Nets. “Plantar fasciitis is kind of coming back, so I have issues with my foot. It’s frustrating, but I’m hoping that with a little bit of rest I’ll be all right.”
Noah dealt with the condition three years ago in his left foot and knows that it is a tricky issue that can linger.
“I know it’s hard to come back from,” he said. “But I’m on it a lot earlier than I was last time and I think the difference was that last time I just tried to keep fighting through it and keep fighting through it. And I’m just trying to be smart about it, because I just know that if I would have kept playing on it, even just today, I would probably have been out for a lot longer. I’m just trying to be smart.”
Noah had been feeling the symptoms in his foot for a couple weeks and decided to sit out Friday and see what happens.
“It started about 10 days ago,” he said. “It’s just been getting worse and worse and I just knew that I needed some rest. It’s frustrating because I want to be out there but I wasn’t able to go today.”