Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson appeared to injure his ankle in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win over the Sacramento Kings. He limped to the locker room after Kings guard Davion Mitchell fell on his leg, and he didn’t return to the game.
On Tuesday, head coach Tom Thibodeau provided us with an update on Brunson’s injury, which isn’t a sprained ankle, but a foot contusion.
Jalen Brunson does not have a sprained ankle, Tom Thibodeau says. Says it's actually a "foot contusion."— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) December 13, 2022
Brunson didn’t practice on Tuesday, and the Knicks have listed him as questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Bulls.
Knicks Twitter was abuzz during the evening thanks to this photo of Brunson in a walking boot at the Knicks’ Christmas party.
Knicks holiday party last night pic.twitter.com/bODWUXNIdH— New York Basketball (@NBA_NewYork) December 13, 2022
I’m no doctor, so I have no idea if a foot contusion is better or worse than an ankle sprain. Either way, the Knicks should really consider giving Brunson some time to rest that injury. He has also been nursing a quad contusion. The dude is just banged up in general. Let him rest, Thibs!