Bulls' Noah suffers separation of same shoulder that sidelined him
CHICAGO — Forward Joakim Noah left the Bulls' 83-77 loss against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night after separating his shoulder with just under 10 minutes to play in the second quarter.
Noah was in his fourth game back after returning from a nine-game absence because of an injury to the same shoulder.
Noah got tangled up with the Mavericks' JaVale McGee under the basket, yelled in pain while holding his shoulder, and immediately ran off the court and to the locker room.
"When you see that happen to someone like Jo, who is the energy guy on this team, it is going to affect us," said Hoiberg, though he added that he didn't think it affected the outcome of the game as much as other factors.
Derrick Rose returned to the lineup and scored 18 points after sitting out Thursday night in a win over Philadelphia. Kirk Hinrich left the game with a left quad bruise and didn't return.