As the Knicks were getting beat down in Memphis on Friday, Melo was busy picking up injury after injury. First he ran through a pick and hurt his right hand while trying to evade contact. Thankfully it did not stop his shooting abilities, the injury that was worrisome was in the 3rd quarter. A right ankle sprain was the cause of ‘Melo being forced to locker-room for X-Rays which thankfully for Knicks fans were negative.
Anthony sat out of practice on Friday and is listed as doubtful for Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team announced.
Knicks officials said X-rays were negative.
Anthony appeared to tweak his ankle in the midst of a scrum for the ball, during which he became entangled with Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol. He also suffered a wrist injury in the first half. He had extra tape added during a timeout but continued to flex the hand during the second half.
“I’ve been getting beat up for nine years, so, I’m not worried about getting beat up,” he said after Thursday’s game. “I’m going to get through it. I’m living. I’m walking. I’m smiling. I’m hurt, but I’ll be all right.”