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Knicks’ Marcus Camby out 7-10 days with calf strain

Oct 8, 2012, 2:03 AM EDT

Knicks Media Day Basketball AP

While not ideal, it’s really not that big a deal either.

Marcus Camby will be out for the Knicks first couple of preseason games after straining his left calf, as reported by Al Iannazzone of Newsday. Camby underwent an MRI on his left calf, which led to the diagnosis.

He will not play Thursday when the Knicks face the Wizards, nor next Saturday against the Celtics (in Hartford).

It’s not really a big deal, Camby’s role with the Knicks is set (backup center behind Tyson Chandler) and the veteran is not going to struggle to pick up the Knicks offense. What the Knicks don’t want is for this calf issue to linger into when games do matter.

We could go talk about how the Knicks bench is old and all that (Camby is 38), but this is the kind of thing that happens to any and everyone. Keeping the bench healthy is key for the Knicks this season, and that comes with more risks when the players are older, but this particular case it really isn’t a big deal. They are not going to push him to return right now because they don’t need to.

  1. money2long - Oct 8, 2012 at 4:13 AM

    i know it’s not a big deal, but as a fan of new york, two words come to mind here: UH & OH. he impressed me last year with how much little games he had to miss, especially in that condensed season. i think he’ll play through some nagging injuries this year, and NY will def need him in times where tyson chandler is foul plagued, (which has been a problem for him). i want to see amare step up, as well as the rest of the bigs on the knicks’ bench so we won’t have to rely on anyone too heavily (well, besides tyson’s superior defense) so this has to be done by committee and hopefully, injuries won’t hold the team back.

  2. nokoolaidcowboy - Oct 8, 2012 at 5:03 AM


  3. buffalo65 - Oct 8, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Should have picked Shariff Abur Rahiem Toronto.

  4. eugenesaxe - Oct 8, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Marcus Camby injured? When isn’t he injured?

    • money2long - Oct 8, 2012 at 5:46 PM

      when he came out the womb

  5. e39er - Oct 8, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    He’s too old for the game

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