Carmelo Anthony Downplays Right Knee Injury

by March 05, 2013

Midway through the second quarter of the New York Knicks’ 102-97 win in Cleveland, Carmelo Anthony got his feet tangled up and collapsed to the floor. Melo says the right knee injury—which caused him to miss the rest of the game—is a minor one. Per Newsday: “Anthony said he had an MRI a few days ago that was clean and added that the Knicks’ doctors don’t think ‘it’s too serious.’ But he said he feels tightness in the back of his knee and that it hasn’t been established why. He will be re-evaluated in Detroit Tuesday and could miss Wednesday night’s game against the Pistons, at the very least. The Knicks play Thursday night against Oklahoma City. ‘[It’s] just sore,’ he said. ‘No pain. Just sore, stiffness. But it’s been going on for a while now.’ […] ‘Before the game, I felt like I was like dragging my right leg,’ he said. ‘And maybe that one particular possession, I didn’t really have the control that I wanted of that leg and kind of tripped over my other leg.’ […] ‘Some days you wake up and you don’t really feel right,’ Anthony said. ‘I came and I tried to warm up in warmups, and it still didn’t feel right. I thought it was going to loosen up before the game. Some of the things that I was doing, it felt like I was dragging my leg, and then that one particular play as well.’ With the Knicks’ brutal schedule this month, they likely will be extra-cautious with Anthony. They play 15 more games in March, including five sets of back-to-backs.”