Apr 18, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Marcus Camby (29) grabs a rebound against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Marcus Camby Still Not Close

After New York Knicks’ center Marcus Camby originally injured his calf, the timetable for his return was listed as 7-10 days.

April 22, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Houston Rockets center Marcus Camby (29) against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Well that period has long passed and the 38 year old is no closer to returning to the floor than he was initially after suffering the injury.

Knicks’ head coach Mike Woodson admitted he isn’t sure if he will be back next week and make the Knicks upcoming three-game road trip to Montreal-Albany-Syracuse.

“I can’t say he’s getting close,’’ Woodson said to the New York Post’s Marc Berman. “He’s feeling better – put it that way. I’ll talk to (trainer) Roger (Hinds) and the training staff and see if there’s a chance of him coming back next week. I don’t know yet.’’

Camby was signed to be the backup to Tyson Chandler at center and he not being on the floor is not a good sign, not only in terms of chemistry, but also in terms of Camby being ready for the regular season opener November 1 at Brooklyn.

With Rasheed Wallace also not practicing right now, the Knicks are a suddenly thin team up front.

Camby’s first stint as a Knick was marred by injury, hopefully the second time around won’t have similar results.

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