Joakim Noah’s (possible) return date

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“In eight days, Joakim Noah will have the pin removed from his injured right thumb. … Noah’s surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb took place on Dec. 16 with a timetable of eight to ten weeks before he’d return. Once the pin is removed on Jan. 25, Noah will work to regain his hand’s strength and reacquire its mobility. … It’s interesting to note that exactly ten weeks after his surgery, the Bulls will host the Miami Heat on Feb. 24 in the team’s second meeting of the regular season.”

Awesome, right?

Of course, there’s no way to know at this point when Noah will actually be back in uniform. It’s going to depend on the pin removal surgery, his rehab, how he feels and the opinion of his doctors and the team’s medical staff.

Said Noah: “I’m just trying to control what I can control right now. I’m all about getting this pin out of my finger and getting my hand back to 100 percent. Hopefully it’s before [February 24] because I would love to play in that game.”

And Bulls fans would love to see him play in that game.

Time will tell.

5 Responses to Joakim Noah’s (possible) return date

  1. Inception January 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    Can’t wait for him to slip on that glove and grab those rebounds with some force.

    J January 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    I don’t think Noah is injury prone like boozer, but I think the same thing should apply to both to be safe. They should both make sure they are 100% before they come back.

    BoppinBob January 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    Powers that be, please make sure that these guys are fully recovered before they are allowed on the court. The playoffs are much more important than the regular season as long as the Bulls qualify for the playoffs.

    Stefan January 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    Check out who is deserving of a spot in the All-Star game according to me

  5. Jimmy January 19, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    anyone know when boozer is coming back?

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