Bulls' Joakim Noah's plantar fasciitis will persist through playoffs

Chicago Bulls forward Joakim Noah has been dealing with a lingering case of plantar fasciitis, and it doesn't sound like it's going to be clearing up anytime soon. Bulls general manager Gar Gorman told reporters -- including ESPN Chicago -- that the plantar fasciitis in Noah's right foot is a problem that is likely to continue through the playoffs.

"The concern now is more short-term," Forman said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "I think this is the type of injury where we're trying to manage it and get him better where he's more comfortable. " But I think this is going to bother him now throughout obviously the season and into the playoffs. We'll look at the options once the season is over as far as trying to remedy what's going on with his plantar fasciitis." 

Noah recently received a cortisone shot to help alleviate the pain in his foot. He missed the 10th of the Bulls last 11 games last night when they took on the New York Knicks, as he attempted to return from the plantar fascia injury only to be sidelined once again.

The only recovery for plantar fasciitis is rest and immobilizing the foot, but the Bulls can't afford to provide Noah will much more time off considering the playoffs are right around the corner. The big man will likely just have to play through the pain.

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