Saturday January 16th, 2016

In just his fourth game back after missing two weeks with a sprained left shoulder, Joakim Noah sprinted to the locker room screaming in agony during the second quarter gripping the same shoulder. 

Noah injured the shoulder on Friday in pursuit of a rebound after getting tangled with Dallas Mavericks center JaVale McGee. He exited with 9:41 remaining in the first half. 

The former Defensive Player of the Year wasted no time running off the floor, and the Bulls announced he suffered a separated left shoulder and will not return. Dallas rallied in the third quarter to beat Chicago 83–77. Noah finished with two points and two rebounds in six minutes.

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After struggling through much of the season, Noah was fresh off a vintage six-point, 16-rebound, eight-assist effort in the Bulls’ 115–111 overtime victory in Philadelphia on Thursday night.

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