Tests Showed No Ligament Or Nerve Damage; Surgery Not Required

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Knicks received some bad news on Wednesday.

Center Tyson Chandler is expected to miss 4-6 weeks because of a broken bone in his right leg.

The team said that tests showed no ligament or nerve damage and surgery is not required. Chandler left in the first quarter of a 102-97 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday.

He has a small fracture in the fibula in his lower leg.

In four games this season, the 31-year-old has averaged 7.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 26.8 minutes per game.

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