Noah misses Bulls' loss, traveling to New York

Noah misses Bulls' loss, traveling to New York

December 10, 2013, 10:30 pm
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Joakim Noah missed Tuesday night’s 78-74 loss to the Bucks at the United Center with what he confirmed as a right-knee injury, though the Bulls initially called it a thigh bruise.

The All-Star center suffered the injury “three or four games ago,” Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said afterwards.

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“It’s there and it was improving, but he did something today. He said he moved a certain way and something happened,” Thibodeau explained. “I don’t know if it’s the thigh or the knee. I think it’s right above the knee. It’s a bruise. He got banged and there’s some swelling, and he’s trying to get it out.”

Thibodeau didn’t inform the media that Noah would miss Tuesday’s contest during his pregame availability.

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Noah will make the trip to New York, his hometown, for the Bulls’ game Wednesday night against the Knicks.