Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah rolled
his left ankle in the third quarter Friday against the 76ers and eventually
left the game.
Noah was driving down the lane in transition when he stepped on the right foot
of Sixers forward Andre Iguodala, rolling his ankle badly enough that his foot
buckled sideways underneath it.
He remained on the floor under the basket for several moments, in obvious pain
and grasping at the ankle, but stayed in to make two foul shots with 7:57 left
in the quarter.
Noah played another 1:11 before he was subbed out and went to the locker room.
He returned to the bench minutes later and went back in the game in the fourth
quarter, but left for good after that.
The Bulls, of course, are already missing star point guard Derrick Rose, who
was lost for the rest of the season after suffering a torn ligament in his
left knee in Game 1.
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