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Joakim Noah out for 8-10 weeks


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TORONTO -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will have surgery Thursday to repair a torn ulna collateral ligament in his right thumb, the team announced.

Noah, who was in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors despite the injury, is likely to miss 8-10 weeks. He had 11 points and 11 rebounds as the Bulls beat the Raptors 110-93 for their seventh straight victory.

"I feel like it's just tough not playing at a high level," Noah said following Wednesday's game. "It's hurting and I'm playing and I've got to take anti-inflammatories every time I play. I can't practice. I have to get right. I have to get right and get back to this team. I'm going to miss playing with the guys. It's frustrating because I feel like we have a chance to be really, really good. And I've never been in a situation where we're winning like this. But I know in the long run, this is what needs to be done."
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This is really... horrible news. I mean, he's their best defender and grabs around 10 rebounds per game. Loosing him is loosing a strong body in the paint that hustles a lot and is the heart of this franchise with Rose. 10 weeks is A LOT. Hope he'll come back sooner.. for now.. Boozer and Taj have to step up