Bulls’ Joakim Noah Out 4-6 Months With Shoulder Injury

Joakim Noah

Bulls center Joakim Noah is expected to miss four to six months due to a left shoulder injury, which needs surgery.

The 30-year-old suffered a dislocated shoulder during Chicago's loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, after getting tangled up with center JaVale McGee. Immediately after, he screamed in pain and went straight to the locker room with his arm dangling by his side.

An MRI on Saturday revealed the need for surgery, which will probably end his season.

Noah has struggled throughout the season, after he adjusted to a new role off the bench under first-year coach Fred Hoiberg.

This season, he was averaging 4.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1 block per game.