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Noah Vows To Play Through Plantar Fasciitis

Joakim Noah vowed not to miss any games while battling through effects of plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

The Bulls took Saturday off, meaning they have four days of activity and two games remaining until the All-Star break.

"I'm feeling pretty good," Noah said. "I'm happy we have a couple of days of rest. I'm trying to get my foot right and get all the treatment possible. I'm hoping I can play through this and it improves even though I'm playing."

Tom Thibodeau dismissed concerns about Noah, who posted a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds in close to 34 minutes on Friday against the Utah Jazz.

"He's not catching with his feet," Thibodeau said. "It'll come around. I thought (Friday) was better than (Thursday). He has to keep working. It's difficult to play well when you miss a week. You have to get your timing back and used to handling the ball again."

Via K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune
 

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