Skip to content

Tim Hardaway Jr. suffers wrist injury at Summer League, hopes to play in Knicks’ next game

Jul 14, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS – Tim Hardaway Jr. got off to a strong start in the third day of Summer League, scoring nine points in 10 first quarter minuts and getting loose on a drive down the middle of the lane for a flying one-handed slam dunk.

Unfortunately, Hardaway suffered an injury to his left wrist that put an end to his afternoon earlier than expected. He got tangled up on a transition play, and hit the deck fairly hard just past mid-court.

“I tripped,” Hardaway said afterward, when asked how it happened. “That’s the only play that happened. It was on a fast break, and I fell backwards. I tripped and tried to brace my landing, and it didn’t go that well for me. But I’ll be fine. I’m good now, I’m just icing it, letting it rest, and I hope that I’m ready to go tomorrow.”

Hardaway had X-rays taken which came back negative, and the injury is considered to be no more serious than a bruise or a sprain.

“I feel fine,” Hardaway said. “I’m just happy to be in this situation right now. I was really anxious to play and really wanted to get back out there, but for precautionary reasons [they held me out].

“I felt more confident today,” he said. I was just upset a little bit because I had to come out and couldn’t play the rest of the game. But that’s just my competitive nature, and I’m glad my team got the win.”

  1. dezglobal - Jul 15, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    I hope he’s going to be as fun to watch as his father was.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Heat can make playoffs without LeBron
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. K. Bryant (4661)
  2. B. Lopez (4487)
  3. V. Oladipo (4394)
  4. N. Noel (4367)
  5. J. Lin (4224)