Plantar fasciitis, the very condition Richard Hamilton and the Chicago Bulls were happy to avoid, has hit Marcus Camby of the New York Knicks. The problem with the injury, which is inflammation of the plantar fascia, is its unpredictability. It affects each player differently, but Camby will certainly miss some time.
According to Al Iannazzone of New York Newsday, was out last night and will be out tonight because of the injury.
Marcus Camby won't play tonight or tomorrow at least. Camby said he has plantar fasciatis.
— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) December 5, 2012
The Knicks will have to deal with Camby's injury and potentially deal with Carmelo Anthony's injury - he cut his finger last night toward the end of the game. Fortunately, Camby's role with the team has been relatively limited, so his absence should not cost the Knicks too much.
Camby is averaging just 7.7 minutes per game this season. In that time, he is averaging less than a point per game. Camby has been in the league for 17 seasons now. In his career, Camby has averaged 9.7 points per game and 9.9 rebounds per game.