Knicks, Anthony cryptic about knee injury

The Knicks are still unsure about whether Carmelo Anthony will play against Detroit Wednesday. Credit: Getty Images
The Knicks are still unsure whether Carmelo Anthony will play against Detroit on Wednesday.
Credit: Getty Images

Carmelo Anthony left Monday night’s win over the Cavaliers in the second quarter with a right knee injury. Beyond that, not much else is known.

Anthony spoke after the game, and alluded to the fact that the injury was a continuing issue — but nothing to be seriously concerned about. He called the issue “definitely not serious.”

“It’s just sore, not pain — sore and stiffness,” Anthony told reporters. “It’s been going on for a while now.”

Anthony said he’d received an MRI recently, which came up negative. Trainers also checked his ACL last night and detected no issue. No new tests are scheduled, but the Knicks said Anthony would be re-evaluated Tuesday.

“I don’t know [the severity]; I haven’t had a chance to talk to him,” head coach Mike Woodson said after the game. “We’ll know a little bit more tomorrow when we get to Detroit. … It was bothering him a little bit.”

Anthony said the knee bothered him when he woke up Monday morning.

“I came out here and I tried to warm up and I thought it was going to loosen up before the game, but some of the things that I was doing I felt like I was dragging it,” Anthony said.

Anthony played just 14 minutes and had only six points.

He is currently second in the NBA to Kevin Durant, scoring 28.2 points per game, which is tied for the second highest total of his career (2009-10).

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports.


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