Knicks News: Injury Update Report


Two New York Knicks were held out of Sunday’s practice, Arron Afflalo (sore left hamstring) and Kevin Seraphin (sore right knee).

New York’s head coach Derek Fisher is in no rush to get  Afflalo back on the court this week, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post.

"“He’s doing a little bit more each day, but we’re not really looking at Arron as day-to-day at this point,”“We’re trending towards hopefully in the next week or so getting him back in a position where we can get him back on the floor in a game setting.”"

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This is worrisome, the season is a couple of weeks away and hopefully the Knicks can see how he fits within the system at some point.

Although Fisher believes being precautionary with Afflalo is best, making sure he can play the whole season instead of having an injury linger on.

"“Hamstrings are just very delicate injuries,”“It’s one of the most difficult things to balance, in terms of how much is too much. The idea with Arron is he’s healthy enough to play as many out of 82 [games] as possible.”“We want to give him the foundation to stabilize [his hamstring] and prepare him for the regular season. We don’t think it’s worth the risk at this moment.”"

Afflalo was one suppose to be a major piece to the puzzle when he signed a $16 million, two-year contract. Afflalo was supposed to take up a leadership role and be the perfect complementary player to Carmelo Anthony on and off the court.

With Afflalo being sidelined since October 2nd, Fisher doesn’t see why he can’t still start but would like to see him play a little in preseason.

"“He has a great chance to, but we obviously need to see him back on the floor and out there with the group, how he fits with the guys in any particular lineup,”“But we brought him here for a reason, he wants to be here for a reason, and I don’t see any reason why he wouldn’t have that opportunity as long as we can see him hopefully before the preseason is over.”“Unfortunately, we have two less games from that standpoint, but hopefully he’ll get a few games in before we finish.”"

Seraphin is doubtful to play Monday, but Fisher hopes he can play Friday per Zach Braziller of the New York Post.

In related news, Seraphin was P-O that he was held out of Friday night’s game against his former-team the Washington Wizards., as per Marc Berman of the New York Post.

"“I’ve been waiting for this since I signed,’’“I talked to Fisher and told him I kind of mad. He told me it’s preseason. If I play tonight you’ll be out tomorrow. He was like: ‘Take your time. We’ll see them in a couple of weeks [Oct. 31].’ ”"

Seraphin will get his chance soon enough, let’s just hope he can be on the court by then.

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