The sprained ankle which forced Joakim Noah out of last year's playoffs will also keep him out of the 2012 Olympic Games, L'Equipe, a French sports website.
Noah injured the ankle on May 4 in Game 3 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Bulls would lose that game to the Philadelphia 76ers to fall behind 2-1 in the series, and without Noah for the remainder of the series bowed out in six games.
Noah had said he wanted ample time this off-season to rest the ankle, and that it was not ready for him to compete in international play. The French national team, which could be without Tony Parker with a scratched cornea, will open play against the United States on July 29.
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