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Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  15 responses

Tyson Chandler to Have MRI on Injured Left Knee


by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

Here’s a sight that turns the stomach of every single New York Knicks fan: Tyson Chandler, the team’s defensive anchor, leaving the floor clutching his injured left knee, and limping out of the arena on a pair of crutches.

Chandler hurt the knee last night in a preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets, after colliding with Gerald Wallace 44 seconds into the game.

An MRI will determine the severity of the injury.

Per Newsday:

Chandler appeared to be in serious pain after Wallace ran into him. He immediately fell to the floor and was clutching his left leg. After being down for several moments, he banged the hardwood with his fist, then hopped up and walked off. The Knicks called it a sore left knee, but Chandler said he thinks it’s a sprain. More will be known after the MRI. “It stretched my knee out a little bit,” Chandler said. “It was awkward. My foot was planted when he fell into me. It just torqued my knee outside a little bit. I kind of didn’t feel it until I started laying there.”

Chandler didn’t sound too concerned, though. He said the Knicks want him to not put any pressure on his knee until they get the results of the MRI. “I just feel like I have a sprain or something like that,” Chandler said. “I’m sure I’ll stay off it the next couple of days and then pick up work with my teammates leading into the first game of the season.”

Tyson Chandler and the Knicks don’t seem too worried about the knee — publicly, anyway —  but until MRI results are in, there’s no telling how bad it is.

With Amar’e Stoudemire currently being out with his own knee injury, there’s a possibility that New York could open the season with 40-year old Kurt Thomas as their starting center.

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  • JR

    Knickstape.

  • nhm

    knicks fans collectively: uh oh,,,

  • MrSuper

    NEED for Sheed seems appropriate right now…

  • Dagger

    Between this and Amare’s injury the Knicks’ season is getting off to the worst possible start. Especially when you consider that Chandler was actually injury prone for most of his career. A lot of people were predicting a train wreck season for the Knicks; looks like they may have been right.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    It was a damn shame to Tyson go down like that, especially for a ore season game

  • danpowers

    here we go again with the next rollercoaster season. get reado for pablocura and copesanity

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    I think he’s injured as well…
    http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/224127/Tyson_Chandler_Sprains_Right_Knee

    The Knicks are already thin in the frontcourt due to injuries to Amar’e Stoudemire, Marcus Camby and Rasheed Wallace.”

  • Mtothes

    Woodson: Alright JR your starting now

  • j

    this definitely is a shame. this old team is just breaking down…

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    A lot of injuries to key players before the season begins.

  • K_HOLIDAY

    The Knicks can’t get a break… smh

  • O

    LMAO @ PabLocura. Thats hella clever. Son has shown that he can ball and play D.

  • MrSuper

    Too bad, really. I wanted the knicks to have a good season, but Lin went to Houston and they have this tendency to pick up high maintenance players. Chandler is also their emotional anchor.

  • justin05

    And so the Brooklyn and New York drama begins… Avery Johnson has been preaching toughness to his team. Just look at the size of their guys. D-Will, Johnson, Wallace, Humphries. This won’t be the first time they take a player out.

  • danpowers

    yup. people are talking about lin and felton being the reasons we might be better off without lin but i think even pablo runs the point with more ballsecurity and courtvision while playing better d. its still just preseason we still have to wait and see if this translates into the regular season tho

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