Carmelo Anthony to Play Through Shoulder Injury

by April 06, 2014


The Knicks are making one last attempt at reaching the postseason, and in order to do so, they’ll likely need their star forward to guide them there. Unfortunately, Carmelo Anthony recently injured his shoulder, though it sounds like he’s going to fight through it over the next couple weeks. Per ESPN New York:

New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony says he suffered a “deep bruise” or “light sprain” in his right shoulder but he will play in Sunday’s pivotal showdown with the Miami Heat.

Anthony received treatment on Saturday at the team’s practice facility before the Knicks left for South Beach.

Before going in for treatment, Anthony said he felt tightness in his shoulder, which was first hurt during Wednesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.

He added that he was having trouble lifting his arm due to the tightness.

“It feels tight,” he said. “It’s hard to lift up; it’s hard to do things.”