Knicks' Kenyon Martin sprains ankle

The New York Knicks continued their winning ways last night against the Washington Wizards, but they lost a key player in the process. Knicks forward Kenyon Martin sprained his knee late during last night's contest, and coach Mike Woodson told reporters -- including Ian Begley of ESPN New York -- that the big man won't possibly won't play Thursday against the Chicago Bulls.

Martin sustained the injury while going up for a rebound in the fourth quarter of last night's blowout win. X-rays were negative, but it appears unlikely that Martin will suit up for the Knicks tomorrow against the Bulls. He was already suffering a sore left knee.

I never like to second-guess coaches, but Woodson is likely to hear it for having the veteran Martin on the floor during the fourth quarter of a blowout.

The Knicks are the hottest team in the NBA with the playoffs approaching, but they've had no luck when it's come to injuries this season. Beyond Martin, pivotal big men Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire have dealt with injuries this season.

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