Vince Carter Goes Down after ‘Sharp’ Knee Pain

by November 23, 2010
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VC left the game midway through the fourth quarter last night, and will find out today just how severe the injury is. The Orlando Sentinel reports: “Carter hurt his left knee after he made a great spin move and layup to cut the San Antonio Spurs’ lead over the Orlando Magic to 86-85 with 5:42 remaining. Carter landed awkwardly and did not return to the game. Team officials said Carter has a left-knee sprain and will be reevaluated Tuesday in Orlando. ‘When I made the spin move and went up for the layup, as I landed, I just felt some sharp pain go through my knee, under the kneecap more so than anything,’ he told the Orlando Sentinel after the game. ‘I just wasn’t sure. I just wanted to go to the back and try to run it off and I couldn’t. I couldn’t get any push off on it. So, I don’t know what it is. I’ve looked at it. It’s a little swollen right now, so it’s really hard to tell. I’ll get it evaluated tomorrow.’ Carter said he wasn’t sure if he’ll get an MRI.”