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UPDATES: Hardaway Leaves Heat Game After Lower Leg Injury Scare

Photo: via Knicks.com
Hardaway writhed on the floor after suffering an apparent ankle/calf injury versus Miami in the third quarter of Friday’s contest.

Tim Hardaway Jr. left Friday night’s match against the Miami Heat after appearing to slip on the surface of the court and landing awkwardly while collecting a rebound in the third quarter.

Hardaway Jr. wasn’t the only injury for New York. Early in the game Beasley left the contest due what the team is calling a “left knee contusion.” Meanwhile, Emmanuel Mudiay did not return due to a headache, and Enes Kanter and Troy Williams remain sidelined due to a back injury and a broken jaw, respectively.

The Knicks are limping towards the finish line of the season, showcasing their younger players, like Luke Kornet and Trey Burke, both of whom played considered in the G League affiliate Westchester Knicks during the 2017–18 season. While Knickerbockers like Kanter and Hardaway seem to have an unknown statuses for the final four games of the year, New York’s front office, headed by general manager Scott Perry, is hoping to lean into key acquisition of younger players, such as Burke and last year’s second-round selection Damyean Dotson, who is on pace for a new career-high in points, scoring 30 points and counting in the fourth quarter.

Nevertheless, if Hardaway Jr.’s injury is flagged as semi-dangerous, the Knicks must keep the wing on ice and sideline the 26-year-old for the last handful of games on the year.

UPDATE: 9:54 p.m. EST.

The Knicks announce Hardaway has a sprained left ankle (via The Athletic’s Mike Vorkunov)

This post will be updated upon the latest information available.

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