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Carmelo Anthony says injured shoulder feeling better, won’t need surgery

Jun 27, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

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Carmelo Anthony guided the Knicks into the second round of the playoffs, and did so with an injured left shoulder.

The injury, which bothered Anthony but didn’t cause him to miss time, occurred on a play where he got tangled up with Kevin Garnett during Game 5 of the Knicks’ first round playoff series against the Celtics.

As Anthony entered the offseason, it was wondered how serious the injury might have been, and whether or not it would require surgery. He said on Thursday that rehab alone should take care of the issue.

From Marc Berman of the New York Post:

“Much better. It feels much better. I have had about four to five weeks to let it rest and heal up,” Anthony said after a ceremony in which he refurbished two basketball courts at the Red Hook apartments in Brooklyn.

“It’s not 100 percent yet but it’s much better.”

Asked if there still could be surgery down the road, he said, “Nah, I don’t think surgery will be needed.”

Anthony is coming off of a stellar year for the Knicks, where he averaged a career-best 28.7 points, to go along with 6.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 37 minutes per game for the season.

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