Noah (flu) ruled out vs. Magic

January, 2, 2013
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Friedell By Nick Friedell
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ORLANDO -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was not at shootaround Wednesday morning and will not play against the Orlando Magic because of flu-like symptoms.

Noah battled the flu during the Bulls' loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday. Reserve forward Vladimir Radmanovic also is out flu-like symptoms.

"Jo's still not feeling well," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "Guys get sick, that's part of it. The next guy has to step up."

Thibodeau expects veteran guard Kirk Hinrich to play Wednesday after missing Monday's game because of a variety of different nagging injuries.

"I'm feeling better," Hinrich said. "I'm going to go out here, participate in shootaround, and go from there."

Hinrich does not expect to be placed on a minutes limit because of the injuries. Richard Hamilton, who made his return to the starting lineup Saturday after missing almost a month because of a torn plantar fascia in his left foot, recently said that Thibodeau wanted to limit his minutes to between 15-20 a game as he continues to work his way back.

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Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.

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