In the latest twist to Kirk Hinrich's snakebit season, the veteran point guard sat with a sore toe on his right foot. It's the seventh different injury for Hinrich, who missed his 16th game overall. "He doesn't know" how the injury happened, coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He said he woke up and he had soreness in one of his toes." Hinrich wore a walking boot as he entered Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and Thibodeau said he's day-to-day. Hinrich remained in the off-limits training room getting treatment and didn't speak with reporters. Making the injury even crazier is how upbeat Hinrich acted and talked after Saturday's victory over the Nets. His 12-point, four-assist night marked his third straight game in double figures after missing 10 of the previous 11 games with right elbow issues. "I'm feeling better," Hinrich said late Saturday in Chicago. "I'm playing some bigger minutes and just trying to take care of myself." No sweat: Thibodeau was asked about Joakim Noah's quote from late Saturday, in which he playfully talked about being tired and said Thibodeau is "a great coach, but he doesn't understand the whole rest thing yet I don't think." "I felt in moving forward that he could handle starters' minutes now," Thibodeau said. "Last year, we had Omer (Asik) so they shared the position more. I think he's grown. The added minutes have turned him from being an average player into an All-Star. If you pull his minutes back to 28-30 minutes, then he goes back to (averaging) 9 (points) and 9 (rebounds). He has shown he can handle it. He keeps playing better and better." Noah is averaging 38.4 minutes, 5.6 more than his career-high.
Another injury keeps Hinrich out
Chicago Tribune | Mar 4