UPDATE TO THE BELOW:
The Knicks said an MRI to Lance Thomas' left knee revealed no structural damage.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) March 9, 2016
Knicks forward Lance Thomas injured his knee in warmups prior to Tuesday night's contest with the Denver Nuggets:
Word is that Lance Thomas was helped off the practice court just now with an injury.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) March 9, 2016
And it gets worse ...
A non-contact injury. Lance Thomas planted his foot as he prepared to take a shot and hurt his knee. https://t.co/FPB0UfTUp0— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) March 9, 2016
The dreaded non-contact injury. Thomas has already been ruled out for Tuesday, but this could be far more serious. Lance's knee has been a problem off and on for a while now, and had flared up in recent days. This RotoWire report came out on Sunday:
Lance Thomas has been impacted by a knee injury recently, ESPN New York reports.
The injury has not prevented Thomas from taking the court, but it seems to be affecting his performance. Thomas went 3-for-15 from the floor in a combined 53 minutes Tuesday and Friday. New York's coaching staff has remained impressed with Thomas' effort despite the ailment.
The Knicks did a great job of finding in Thomas a terrific role player who should help the club for years to come. That sounds like exactly the kind of player the MSG knee goblins would take from us.
Please be OK, Lance.