PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 04: Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls rolls his ankle while driving to the basket against Andre Iguodala #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on May 4, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers won 79-74. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Joakim Noah Injury: Sprained Ankle Will Keep Him Sidelined For Game 5 Vs. 76ers

Already down Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls will also be without Joakim Noah once again in Tuesday's Game 5 versus the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Now Are The Bulls Totally Screwed?

The Bulls may have lost Joakim Noah to a nasty ankle injury. Can we finally offer up a eulogy or is there still some life left?


Joakim Noah Injury: X-Rays Reportedly Negative, But Fracture Still Feared

X-rays on Joakim Noah's turned left ankle came out negative after the Chicago Bulls' Game 3 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, reports K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. But two sources cited by Johnson indicate that the team still fears that the center may have suffered a fracture in the freak play.

Johnson reports that Noah left the Wells Fargo Center in Philly on crutches, wearing an air cast. The Bulls' Game 4 against the Sixers is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

The Bulls, of course, are already without their All-NBA point guard Derrick Rose. Luol Deng is also struggling through a torn wrist ligament. Losing Noah or playing him at a severely damaged capacity would cross Chicago's top three players off the team's healthy list. The Bulls are down 2-1 in the series after Friday's loss.

Noah had a rare healthy season for Chicago, missing just two games. He missed a combined 54 games over the previous two seasons.

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