Midway through the second quarter of tonight’s game, Tyson Chandler hit the floor after injuring his knee. He tried to walk off the court, but was unable to put pressure on it, requiring his teammates to help him off the floor. Immediately after the injury, Knicks fans began reacting, as losing Chandler for the year, due to an ACL or MCL injury, would be devastating.
While it’s still early, the Knicks have categorized Chandler’s injury as a contused left knee.
According to WiseGeek.com, a knee contusion, while usually mild, can result in the “difficulty using his or her leg for several weeks or months.”
Hopefully it’s not too serious of a contusion and Chandler will return to the court quickly.
Carmelo Anthony is the center of the NBA universe tonight. He is the biggest story, like Dwight Howard was on Tuesday, as he led the Lakers to a thumping of his former team, the Magic.. Despite Melo trying to play off that playing the Nuggets is just another game, deep down he wants to put forth a performance like Howard.
It’s time for Melo to set aside his ego and use his brain. He has no business being on the court against his former team.
Melo looked the worst I have ever seen him in a New York uniform against the Warriors. Not everything has been pretty with Anthony since the Knicks have traded for him. Across his time in New York, fans have witnessed some embarrassing performances. This beat them all and it wasn’t remotely close.
The only logical explanation (nothing was logical about it, actually, pretend I used a different word) for the way head coach Mike Woodson handled Anthony’s minutes against Golden State is he was trying to let his best player get through the rust before the return to his original team.
Time to take a step back, this is completely insane.
If Melo isn’t going to recognize that he needs to sit on his own, Woodson and the training staff need to tell him he can’t play. Since it appears Woodson isn’t willing to take that stand, it’s on Glen Grunwald, the General Manager, to step in. If Grunwald isn’t going to speak up, Knicks owner James Dolan needs to get on a plane to Denver and order Carmelo Anthony doesn’t touch the floor tonight.
Reading through the stories from the beat writers, it seems likely Melo is going to get shut down or at least miss the Blazers game on Thursday night after he plays against the Nuggets.
It is completely unacceptable to risk your franchise player, who is clearly hampered by an injury and has already been overworked because the head coach has been coaching with a short sited view.
On Monday night, Anthony was clearly not comfortable enough to push his knee to the limit. Against the Nuggets, in a game Melo so desperately wants to play well in, I doubt the effort level comes in as low. This is what has me worried.
The Nuggets aren’t moving away from Denver. This game will be there again next year. A chance to get to the Eastern Conference Finals in a wide open East, outside of Miami, might not be.
That opportunity disappears if Anthony goes down. Plain and simple — it’s not worth the risk and someone has to do something about it
Today, the New York Knicks announced that Rasheed Wallace will undergo surgery to repair his injured left foot. The recovery time for the surgery is 8-weeks, but the Knicks hope he will be able to play in the playoffs.
Rasheed Wallace has not suited up for the Knicks since December 12th, and the Knicks kept a loose-timeline for his return. Now we now that he’ll need surgery before returning to the court. Some might ask, “why didn’t Sheed opt for surgery sooner?” Well, the Knicks were under the assumption that the injury would heal on its own. Obviously, that wasn’t the case.
The New York Knicks plan on keeping Rasheed Wallace on their roster, hoping that Sheed will be ready to go in time for the playoffs.
Marcus Camby has not played too much this year, after being signed to a pretty sizable contract, but today it was disclosed that the big fellah has plantar fasciitis, confirmed by an MRI.
Right now, there’s no timetable for Camby’s return to the floor, but, luckily, Amare Stoudemire appears to be on the mend, which will help with the depleted big-man depth. In the mean time, expect Kurt Thomas to see a rise in his minutes, and possibly Chris Copeland, too, as he was quite effective against the Suns.
Today, the New York Knicks announced that their maximum salary forward, Amare Stoudemire, will undergo a debridement on his surgically repaired left knee. A debridement is an arthroscopic procedure that cleans out the knee, and is commonly used for treating arthritus.
I’m just trying to shed some light on a very negative possible outcome for Amare Stoudemire.
First, let’s take a step back in time. In 2005, while playing for the Phoenix Suns, Amare Stoudemire underwent a microfracture surgery to repair damage to his injured left knee. The Suns were made aware of the injury through an MRI, but resisted surgery at first, resorting to treatment and rest.
Today we have learned that Ronnie Brewer underwent a successful surgery for a tear in his left meniscus, after suffering an injury in the past two weeks. Assuming the rehab goes well, he should be back with the team about two weeks into the official team training camp, which is set to begin on October 2nd.
In yesterday’s game four victory over the Miami Heat, Baron Davis pushed the ball towards the hoop during a fast break, then proceeded to collapse, while clutching his knee. Earlier in the series, Knicks fans saw Iman Shumpert go down with a torn ACL, so when Boom Dizzle fell to the floor, we expected the worst. Unfortunately for Baron, the worst is what he got.
With just over six minutes left in the third-quarter, rookie Iman Shumpert collapsed to the ground, grabbing his left knee. Shumpert was dribbling the ball up the court and while trying to crossover to get by Mario Chalmers, Shumpert planted awkwardly with his left leg. Like most significant injurys, Shumpert’s came without any contact. He was visibly in pain, and needed Josh Harrellson and Jerome Jordan to carry him off the court, while supporting his knee.