Carmelo Anthony just recently missed a couple games thanks to a lacerated finger. Now, he may have to miss additional time thanks to a sprained ankle. Anthony suffered the injury during the New York Knicks 116-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
According to Nate Taylor of the New York Times, Knicks GM Glen Grunwald said after the game the injury did not look serious. However, when it first happened, it looked bad. Anthony was driving to the hoop when he was fouled by Dwight Howard. He hit the court and his ankle and knee buckled and bent behind him. He left the game and did not return. Anthony is listed as day-to-day, but he did not seem concerned about the injury.
“Everything is good,” Anthony said. “I’m real sore right now — ankle, knee, hip. It was an awkward fall.”Anthony still managed to score 30 points in just 23 minutes of play. He was on fire when the injury happened. The Knicks managed to hold on and win the game after Anthony's exit, and they pushed their record to 17-5 and 9-0 at home. The Lakers, on the other hand, dropped to 9-14 on the season.
Anthony is averaging 27.9 points per game this season. He is also averaging 6.4 rebounds per game. Anthony is having one of his best seasons, and it is coming at a time when the Knicks have the personnel around him to make the entire team a true contender. It's not clear if he will have to miss any time because of the injury, but the Knicks have today off. They will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers tomorrow, and Anthony will surely be a game-time decision.