Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Sprains Right Ankle; X-Rays Negative
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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks came up lame in Memphis on Thursday night.
Anthony left New York’s 94-83 loss to the Grizzlies after spraining his right ankle early in the second half.
“When it rains it pours,” said Anthony.
Knicks officials said X-rays were negative.
Anthony, the Knicks’ leading scorer at 26.6 points a game, injured the ankle on New York’s end of the floor and immediately limped to the bench. He was taken to the locker room moments later.
“I’ve been getting beat up for nine years, so, I’m not worried about getting beat up,” said Anthony. “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.”
He had 14 points and three rebounds when he made his exit.
Anthony injured his left wrist earlier in the game. He had extra tape added during a timeout, but continued to flex the hand during the second half.
“I can wrap the wrist and play through,” he said. “A sore ankle … that’s a little bit more to deal with. I want to see how I feel about Saturday. I don’t want to force it.”
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