Kenyon Martin hopes to return Tuesday after missing two straight games for the Knicks with soreness in his left knee.
Knicks coach MIke Woodson is leaving it up to Carmelo Anthony to determine when the knee is ready: “If he tells me he wants to play, I’m going to play him.”
“We don’t believe it’s serious, no,” the Knicks GM told WFAN radio. “We’re trying to be smart, we’re trying to take the long view here. We obviously need Melo if we’re going to have a successful season.”
Exhale, Knicks fans. Carmelo Anthony insists his mysterious, nagging knee injury isn’t all that serious.
Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire may actually be fortunate to have suffered a ruptured popliteal cyst this week, though it will keep him out of action for at least two to three weeks.
Anderson Alexander had sued the city, claiming he accidentally shot himself in 2002 while leaning back in a faulty chair in Brooklyn’s 73rd Precinct. He retired from the force after undergoing several surgeries.
There has been confusion in the reports of Smith’s injury – some referring to the fact that he tore his meniscus, with most others stating that the injury was to the articular cartilage.
Parts three and four of the “Exercises in Futility” series will continue to address lower body exercises more likely to result in injury than benefit.
Ethiopian long-distance great Haile Gebrselassie says he has changed his mind about retiring and will compete again. Gebrselassie had announced his sudden retirement after pulling out of the NYC Marathon.