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Carmelo Anthony injures knee, listed as day-to-day

Dec 12, 2011, 3:53 PM EDT

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It sounds a lot worse than it apparently is.

Carmelo Anthony hyperextended his right knee when he stepped on the foot of rookie Iman Shumpert, according to tweets from Frank Isola of the New York Daily News and Marc Berman of the New York Post.

The Knicks say he is day-to-day, which doesn’t sound too serious. But this is a knee, so they probably will be cautious here letting him get back on the court. There are a couple weeks until the start of the season so he should be fine by then. (So long as this really isn’t serious.)

After the practice, ‘Melo said he was fine.

Unlike past seasons, with fewer games and a condensed schedule, a key player like ‘Melo that is out for any team for any extended period will have a bigger impact — more games missed in a season where the games matter more for playoff seedings. The Knicks are hoping this doesn’t linger into the season.

  1. Dan M. - Dec 12, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Carmelo Anthony used to be an NBA player. Then he took an arrow in the knee…

    • velascochad - Dec 12, 2011 at 8:09 PM

      9gag comment FTW!

  2. sdelmonte - Dec 12, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    It’s an injury to a Knick. It’s as bad as it sounds.

  3. drobstad - Dec 12, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Hyper extended knees are not a big deal… He’ll be fine for the season opener
    Only problem is if D’Antoni was planning on running his offense through Melo, missed practice time can be a problem

  4. bignubba - Dec 12, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Thanks again for ruining Denver basketball team dickhead…. I’m sure Chauncey’s real happy with you too since he’s getting F&*ck*d again thanks to you being a P*u*sy

  5. caseybojangles - Dec 12, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    we’re all day to day man…

  6. dopeshow1991 - Dec 13, 2011 at 3:11 AM

    Lol nice Skyrim reference Dan. We really need Melo this year!

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