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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 10:50 am  |  13 responses

Carmelo Anthony Says Right Knee Feels Good After Draining


The New York Knicks are expected to welcome Carmelo Anthony back into the lineup tomorrow night against the Orlando Magic. Melo, who has sat out the last three games, says his recently-drained right knee feels good as new. Per the NY Post: “Anthony, who sat out his third straight game last night as the Knicks beat the Jazz 90-83 in the West Coast trip finale, revealed the fluid buildup that affected him for nearly a month — often a sign of cartilage damage — came from a strained hamstring he sustained earlier this season. ‘I feel better, much better. It’s gone — night and day,’ Anthony said of the stiffness. ‘I can feel the difference. Just being able to move laterally. Jump. Hopefully [I can] get back to what I was doing.’ Anthony, who spoke after doing intense shooting drills at Energy Solutions Arena with shooting coach Dave Hopla, has missed six of the last eight games with the right-knee issue. Anthony said that on Thursday, the day of the procedure, he was still not feeling quite right. The day after, he said he felt like a new man. On Saturday, during the Knicks’ practice at UCLA, Anthony realized he wasn’t quite ready to play. ‘Since the day after, I’ve felt it was back to normal,’ Anthony said. ‘It’s just getting the pop and power back in the knee.’ Anthony is relieved he knows the cause of the fluid buildup. [...] ‘It was from a slight hamstring pull,’ Anthony said, “because it was in the back of the knee. It didn’t have anything to do with the actual knee, the ligaments. I tweaked a hamstring and fluid just drained down. I think it was from overcompensating my knee with my hamstring and trying to use one without the other. Just playing on it, not getting no rest and not taking care of it ahead of time. Like I said, I was being naïve with myself and it happened.’”

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  • patrick

    Putting my prediction down here…03.19.13…i bet his knee will get worse..i think the body places fluid in the knee for a reason (to help heal it if there is trauma/injury)..and that by draining the fluid he is messing with that, and is gonna make things worse…we’ll see what happens

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    draining a knee is only a temporary relief. so yes, in all medical likelihood it will get worse. you don’t need to risk your prediction prowess.

  • roscoe

    I completely disagree with you.

    he’ll be good as new soon.

  • roscoe

    my eight ball shake does not agree with you “oracle dude”.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk
  • roscoe
  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    that is the best video i’ve ever seen in my life

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    nah buddy…

  • danpowers

    for a couple of games but im afraid that will come back. water only builds up in a knee when something is really wrong.

  • danpowers

    ” I was being naïve with myself and it happened.” not for the first time tho. he shouldve learned from last season. if you are a lightweight it seems to be easier and less risky to play through injuries but as a bulky guy that is hardly ever a good idea

  • roscoe

    ur right… i was just being a pain.

  • roscoe

    yep… ur right.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    lol i dunno man. this injury has never happened to me. when your knee has to be drained… sounds like a horrible sign to thing to come

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