Noah Injures Surgically-Repaired Thumb

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Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah racked up his second triple-double in three games in Wednesday night’s win over the Detroit Pistons, but he also injured his right thumb in the process and left the Palace of Auburn Hills wearing a protective brace.

The reason this injury has to be particularly concerning to the Bulls isn’t just because Noah is the team’s most valuable player, it’s because he tore ligaments in the same thumb during the 2010-2011 season and had to miss two months after getting surgery to repair the injury.

via Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago