Within the first few minutes of tonight’s final pre-season game with the Brooklyn Nets, Tyson Chandler left the game, due to what the Knicks are calling a “sore left knee.” The injury occurred when Chandler was setting a screen for Carmelo Anthony, but bumped knees with Gerald Wallace.
Chandler will not return to tonight’s game, but, right now, that’s just as a precaution.
Not to depress you or anything, but when the Knicks diagnose injuries as “sore knee,” it doesn’t usually end too well. Just look at Chris Smith, Amare Stoudemire or Jeremy Lin, as an example. Let’s hope this truly is a “sore knee,” as the Knicks cannot afford to lose Tyson Chandler, ever, but especially when Marcus Camby is also out.
UPDATE: Tyson Chandler left the locker room on crutches, but assured Mike Woodson that he’s “fine.” Chandler will have an MRI tomorrow, to make sure that he is, in fact, “fine.” Needless to say, should Chandler not be “fine,” this will be a huge blow to the Knicks.