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Joakim Noah to have thumb surgery

Updated: December 16, 2010, 9:45 AM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

TORONTO -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will have surgery Thursday to repair a torn ulna collateral ligament in his right thumb, the team announced.

Noah, who was in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors despite the injury, is likely to miss 8-10 weeks. He had 11 points and 11 rebounds as the Bulls beat the Raptors 110-93 for their seventh straight victory.

"I feel like it's just tough not playing at a high level," Noah said following Wednesday's game. ...

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