Bulls To Shut Down Joakim Noah

noahCHICAGO — Joakim Noah has been shut down for a week by Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau as the All-Star center continues to rehab a strained groin.

Noah played 20 minutes in his first preseason game on Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons but is still feeling discomfort.

“We’re going to shut Jo down,” Thibodeau said after Friday’s shootaround. “He’s got a little soreness so we want to make sure we get that taken care of. Probably another week or so but we just want to make sure he’s completely healthy before we move forward.”

Thibodeau said there has been some improvement but not enough to warrant Noah continuing to play at the moment.

Source: Nick Friedell, ESPN.com