Plantar fasciitis is an injury that usually doesn't just go away, especially when you're a 7-foot big man that plays a high intensity game like Joakim Noah. So it shouldn't have come as that big of a surprise when the news broke that Noah was going to sit out tonight's game against the Pacers due to the plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
Noah has been battling the injury since mid-January, and he missed three games in February to give his foot a break. Since then, he has played pretty well despite the injury, but there have been times where he has looked noticeably hobbled. Noah did look pretty good against the Blazers on Thursday and participated in shootaround on Saturday morning, but the flare up was bad enough for him to sit against the Pacers. With Noah out, Nazr Mohammed got the start.
Tom Thibodeau said that Noah will "most likely" miss Sunday's game against the Timberwolves, and that the big man will probably stay in Chicago to receive treatment. At this point, I honestly wouldn't have a problem if Noah shut it down, especially if Derrick Rose doesn't come back. But I doubt that actually happens (Noah shutting it down, that is).