Joakim Noah continues to battle plantar fasciaitis and will likely miss the Chicago Bulls' game against the Indiana Pacers Monday, he told reporters. While Noah is listed as a gametime decision, according to ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell, the big man said he was most likely to return Thursday against the Nuggets.
Noah has missed the last two games -- against the Atlanta Hawks and the Brooklyn Nets -- battling plantar fasciaitis. Chicago lost to the Nets, 93-89, on Friday but won at Atlanta, 93-76, on Saturday. This is the the second time in Noah's career that he's dealt with the issue, as he battled plantar fasciaitis in the 2009-10 season.
The injury news means the Bulls could be shorthanded against the Pacers, who themselves are coming off a big victory against the Miami Heat. Indiana is a game behind in the Eastern Conference standings and sits in fifth place, two spots behind the Bulls.