Call it a year for Mitch, folks, as sad as that sounds. The New York Knicks fear Mitchell Robinson injury will keep him sidelined for the remainder of the 2023-24 season.
The New York Knicks have applied to the NBA for a Disabled Player Exception worth $7.8 million as the franchise projects center Mitchell Robinson will miss the rest of the season, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Major development as Robinson had ankle surgery last week. pic.twitter.com/8EvjWfI9qA— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 21, 2023
The Knicks have submitted an application for a Disabled Player Exception (valued at $7.8 million) following center Mitchell Robinson’s season-ending injury. Shams Charania first broke the news for The Athletic.
Robinson, who underwent surgery on his left ankle after getting injured in the game against against the Boston Celtics on December 8. The franchise had initially indicated a re-evaluation period of 8 to 10 weeks, but it looks like that might have been a very optimistic outlook and that a longer recovery time is needed, ruling him out for the remainder of the season.
Prior to his injury, Robinson had appeared and started in all 21 games played by the Knicks. His was leading the league in offensive rebounds per game at 5.3, along with averages of 6.2 points, 1.3 blocks, and 10.3 rebounds.
Not the way I wanted the day to end, victory over the Nets and all. Ugh.