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The center says he's healthy and I tend to believe him but again, this season teams are playing several back-to-back games and that doesn't bode well for Noah. Plantar fasciitis is an injury that can plague a athlete throughout his playing career. Last season, he suffered from a bum ankle and torn ligaments in his finger.
For the plantar fasciitis and ankle issues, I blame his shoes, the Le Coq Sportic. While I am sure that Noah's shoes are extra padded, the French-based shoe line is not accustomed to supplying shoes for NBA players. It's a wonder why a company such as Reebok or Adidas won't step up and develop a partnership of some sort with Le Coq Sportic and create a comfortable shoe for Noah.
For those of you who are scratching their heads asking why am I making a big deal about shoes, consider this: Noah's game is solely based on tough defense and hustle plays. Rebounding is his forte, and he averaged 10.4 a game to go along with 11.7 points due to his hustle plays. In my opinion, Noah's the fastest center in the NBA and the support in his shoes goes a long way in his cuts to the basket.
Bottom line, a healthy Noah means an All-Star bid and a potential NBA title. The downside is the fact that Noah has had injuries in four of his five years in a Bulls uniform.