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Carmelo Anthony out 1-2 weeks with groin strain

Feb 7, 2012, 11:53 AM EDT

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The good news is that Carmelo Anthony‘s groin strain is not serious. The bad news is this is a slow injury to heal and it has to be fully healed or it is easy to re-aggravate.

The Knicks announced that Anthony will be out one-to-two weeks to heal the injury, reports Howard Beck of the New York Times. There will be no other tests run on him.

The injury happened halfway through the first quarter Monday night. The Jazz turned the ball over, the Knicks moved out in transition (they really push the ball again with Jeremy Lin in) and Anthony started running up court — then he pulled up hobbled. A pass was thrown to him at the arc but he threw a lob to Tyson Chandler for a dunk. Soon he was out of the game and did not return.

Amare Stoudemire is out for at least a game or two as well (if not more) following the unexpected death of his brother in Florida. The Knicks face the Wizards on Wednesday then Kobe Bryant and the Lakers make their annual appearance at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

This mean’s it’s Jeremy Lin’s team for a few games.

  1. phx1311 - Feb 7, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    melo does not care about his team he just collects a paycheck.

  2. troy10 - Feb 7, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    bet you the Knicks play their best basketball of the season these next couple of weeks….

    • slopmcflop - Feb 7, 2012 at 12:58 PM

      While I do agree with you, it’ll be interesting to see what the bigger impact is. Melo being out or the Knicks having an actual PG in Lin.

      • troy10 - Feb 7, 2012 at 1:59 PM

        That’s a fair statement.

  3. beagle11 - Feb 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    I am a die hard knick fan.. I hope the team rips off a bunch of wins in a row and this convenes the front office to trade Melo. He has taken the joy out of watching basketball.

    • troy10 - Feb 8, 2012 at 9:07 AM

      Let me ask you this…. did you want the Knicks to trade for Melo last year… or were you against it?? Just wondering is all… not judging either way. I’m just curious how many Knicks fans wanted Melo last year when all the drama was going on.. and how many now regret that the Knicks got Melo.

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