Joakim Noah
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Free-agent center Joakim Noah’s playing career might have come to an end after suffering an injury.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported the news on The Hoop Collective podcast.

“I don’t know when he got injured but he suffered a significant injury from what I’ve been told and his career is really in jeopardy,” Windhorst said.

It has not yet been reported what the injury is, but Noah canceled his scheduled workout with the Los Angeles Clippers in late September, so this might explain why he had to do so.

He played 42 games with the Memphis Grizzlies last season, averaging 7.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Noah left his last game against the Minnesota Timberwolves with right knee soreness, ending his 2018-2019 season.

Since being named the 2013-2014 Defensive Player of the Year, injuries have slowed down Noah, as he hasn’t been able to play 50 games in any of the last four seasons.