A Wiser Joakim Noah Says He Won't Rush Foot Injury This Time

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A Wiser Joakim Noah Says He Won't Rush Foot Injury This Time
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INDIANAPOLIS — Joakim Noah isn’t going to make the same mistake twice. When Noah developed plantar fasciitis in his left foot in 2009-10 under Vinny Del Negro, he thought he could play through the injury and ended up being a bigger problem than he ever imagined. Not only did he miss 18 games, but the limitation on his minutes when he returned eventually led to an altercation between Del Negro and John Paxson that fractured the relationship between the Bulls coach and GM.

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