The Bulls announced earlier in the week that center Joakim Noah would be sidelined at least three weeks to allow the plantar fasciitis of the left foot to ease up. But following the Bulls' loss against Memphis on Thursday, Noah said he isn't putting a timetable on his return.
"I'm not trying to put a date on it or anything," he said. "I'm just trying to get ready as fast as I can. [Thursday night] was definitely a tough loss. Games like this are games that we really need to win, especially at this time of year. But we can't get discouraged. We got a lot of tough games coming up so we just got to get ready. I'm just trying to do the things I can control and get back there as soon as I can -- hopefully sooner than later."
Noah's been on the bench cheering his teammates on, but doesn't like that role.
"It's the worst, man," he said. "I want to be out there and I want to play. At the same time if it's to play for five minutes and not be able to play the rest of the game, there's no [point]. It doesn't make sense. It's just tough right now, a tough loss. Obviously, of course I want to be out there. It's hard not to be. But I got to do what I got to do."