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Bulls Bench Joakim Noah For A Week

Bulls shut down Noah for at least weekChicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has been sidelined for a week due to chronic groin pains.

According to Chicago Tribune’s K.C. Johnson, “Joakim Noah will be held out of basketball-related activities for a week because of lingering soreness in his groin, according to team officials. The All-Star center will be re-evaluated at that time.”

If Noah is out of commission until Oct. 25, he may not be available for the regular season opening game in Miami. This injury has benched the big man for the first three games of the preseason however, after his debut on Wednesday Noah told reporters that he felt “great.”

But according to team officials, Noah developed more soreness on the Bulls’ off day Thursday. Continuing a pattern of conservative approaches to injuries, the Bulls decided to sit Noah for at least three more preseason games and possibly all four remaining. The Bulls conclude their preseason schedule on Oct. 25 at home against the Nuggets.

Even though Noah won’t see any floor action at this time, he will continue conditioning training and physical therapy treatment.

The Bulls will host the Pacers Friday night at the United Center.

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