Carmelo Anthony has acknowledged he may soon need to shut himself down due to a sore left knee. Surgery is an option, too. But he’s still planning to start Sunday’s showcase at MSG.
“I won’t even try to force it. Even though the game will be in New York and I’d love to play in front of that crowd, if I can’t go, I can’t go.”
The 28-year-old right-hander threw from 120 feet on flat ground Tuesday at the Yankees’ minor league complex and appears on track to rejoin the team by June.
Carmelo Anthony left in the fourth quarter to get his left knee re-taped, the team said, but never returned — and in the locker room afterward, showed signs of frustration.
“So far he’s felt good,” Rothschild said Monday at the Yankees’ minor league complex. “He’s had a good winter.”
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist expressed hope he would return from a throat-area injury before the start of the playoffs.
Injuries are suddenly catching up to the New York Islanders, who ruled out three regulars before their win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.
The Brooklyn Nets say Deron Williams’ injured rib will sideline the point guard for the remainder of their three-game road trip.
“The team is tanking, and to have a guy just to represent your organization, I have a problem with that. You have to take care of yourself and your body long-term. Shut it down now.”
Through 20 games, Miller has scored five goals and collected five assists. That’s solid production for a player who has mostly been getting bottom-six minutes.
Williams was diagnosed with fractured left rib cartilage last week and the Nets said he would be reevaluated later this week.
The Nets said Thursday that an MRI revealed a fracture of the cartilage portion of the left 12th rib and that Williams will be evaluated in a week. There is no timetable for his return.
Carmelo Anthony left the New York Knicks’ game at Portland on Sunday night with a sore left knee.
New York Jets Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold and wide receiver Percy Harvin will likely be game-time decisions for the season finale against the Dolphins in Miami because of injuries.
Watching rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. running past and around opponents is fueling Victor Cruz’s comeback from knee surgery.