Melo Provides An Update On His Potential Return

Jonah Ballow


The Knicks shorthanded roster might be short-lived as Carmelo Anthony participated in shooting drills, Amar’e Stoudemire practiced with the D-League affiliate, the Erie Bayhawks, and Rasheed Wallace and Marcus Camby continue to work towards an eventual return in the near future.

Anthony fell awkwardly in the third quarter of last Thursday’s contest against the Lakers.  The MVP candidate was on his way to an incredible offensive performance after he dropped 22 of his 30 points in the first quarter.  However, the collision in the third frame sent him back to the New York locker room and sidelined him for the last two games.

After Tuesday’s practice session, Anthony provided an update on his injured ankle, “My knee is fine, my hip is fine, that stuff healed pretty good.  Just right now, it’s my ankle.  It’s not sprained, it’s really badly bruised and there’s still some inflammation in there, so we’ll see what happens.”

The Knicks are scheduled to face the Nets in the third matchup between the two teams this year on Wednesday night at the Garden.  In New York’s exhilarating win last week, Anthony was brilliant, scoring a season-high 45 points in Brooklyn.

Anthony outlined the plan for the next 24 hours leading up to the battle against the Nets.  “I feel a little bit better than I felt a couple of days ago, yesterday.  I did a lot more than I was able to do the past couple of days, so we’ll see what happens with that.  We still have today to get some rest and treatment.  I might come back tonight and get a little light workout in and tomorrow morning.  So, I will probably be a game time decision at this point.”

Stay tuned to for the latest updates regarding Anthony’s status for the game.

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