CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

Knicks

Report: Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony ‘Secretly Rehabbing’ Sore Elbow

View Comments
Carmelo Anthony checks out his elbow during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 25, 2011. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony checks out his elbow during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 25, 2011. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Knicks Central
Shop for Knicks Gear
Buy Knicks Tickets

NBA Scoreboard
NBA Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

NEW YORK SPORTS HEADLINES

Get our weekday morning briefs direct from the WFAN newsroom
Sign Up

NEW YORK (WFAN) – Carmelo Anthony reportedly led the Knicks to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2003-4 with an ailing right elbow.

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the superstar “has been secretly rehabbing” from elbow bursitis. The Knicks shut down Anthony after the team’s first round ouster by the Celtics.

That means no weight lifting and no shooting, according to the report.

Anthony was bothered by the elbow earlier in the season with the Nuggets. Berman cites Melo’s second game with New York, a loss against Cleveland on February 25, for the flare-up.

“Right now, I don’t have any time for testing,” Anthony said after banging his elbow against the Cavaliers. “It’s time for me to play basketball and go out there and get some wins.”

Anthony returned to the game and battled numbness in the fourth quarter. He wore a protective sleeve on his right arm for New York’s following game against the Heat.

According to the paper, Anthony has been on the mend at the Knicks’ practice facility in Greenburgh. But with the NBA headed toward a lockout, Melo will likely have to find another place to rehab. The Knicks’ medical staff would also be off limits.

What do you think of Melo’s secret rehab? Fire away in the comments below…

View Comments