“Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has returned to Chicago to rehabilitate a previous ankle injury in Chicago after medical exams for the European Championships caught the attention of France’s basketball federation. Noah’s condition surfaced while players were taking medical exams in Paris last week, according to FIBA’s website, which first reported that Noah would have to rehab the ankle.”
Remember: Noah originally suffered that ankle injury on March 28.
I have to admit it worries me that Joakim’s ankle is still injured seriously enough to prevent him from competing in a FIBA tournament. Shouldn’t this problem have been uncovered by Chicago’s medical staff? In which case Jo could have been rehabbing ever since the Bulls’ season ended back on May 26…almost two months ago.
I’m not trying to stoke controversy or anything. But I really, really don’t like this team’s history of lingering injuries and somewhat unreliable diagnoses. Guys on this team seem to get hurt and stay hurt. Every season.
Or at least that’s how it seems.