After Monday night's flare-up, it seems Carmelo Anthony is nearing the point at which he will voluntarily end his season to undergo surgery on his left knee. He offered just a few details about his issue and the necessary procedure after practice Tuesday:
Anthony is still being vague but said its not cartilage that's the issue in his knee. It's the tendon.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) February 10, 2015
Carmelo said his knee is very sore today. He knows the end is near. Said after surgery he would need about two months to get on the court.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) February 10, 2015
So, perhaps some chronic patellar tendonitis. Perhaps an arthroscope (if he gets surgery. That's still an if.). These are guesses. We'll know once they do the surgery. A potential two-month rehabilitation leaves plenty of recovery time, and then some. For now:
Anthony says if he's too sore to play ASG, he won't play. Not going to "force'' the issue. Sounded very doubtful for Orlando.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) February 10, 2015
Fine. Cool. As always, I wish for Melo to become fully healthy so he and the Knicks can be great in the future. I hope and think things are headed in that direction.