Joakim Noah Frustrated by Plantar Fasciitis
Joakim Noah sat in front of his locker on Monday night with a frustrated look on his face as his eyes gazed off into space. His right foot sat in a big ice tub as he collected his thoughts and pondered what to say. The emotional center had just played 38 minutes on that foot — a foot which has been tortured by plantar fasciitis for the past few weeks. Noah pulled down 15 rebounds on the night, but he didn’t care considering the Chicago Bulls got crunched by an undermanned San Antonio Spurs team playing without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. A few minutes after taking his foot out of the ice and hobbling into the shower, Noah admitted he isn’t sure how fans and media should treat his injury — because he isn’t sure how to treat it himself.
“I just don’t have a good answer to give you guys,” he said. “There’s no right or wrong, it’s just trying to find something that works.”
“I didn’t do much for the last two days so, just rest,” he said. “I got to figure out something that works because I have to practice, too.”