Knicks haven’t ruled out surgery for Carmelo Anthony

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has recently said that his ailing shoulder is feeling better and improving. However, this improvement hasn’t reached the point where it has the Knicks ruling out the possibility that Anthony will require surgery this offseason, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

An MRI taken shortly after the end of the Knicks’ season revealed a small tear in Anthony’s left shoulder, according to sources. New York has yet to acknowledge the injury publically, as it’s reported they are waiting a few weeks to see how Anthony’s shoulder responds to treatment. The hope is that surgery can be avoided.

This weekend will mark the four-week point since the initial MRI was taken, and Begley notes it’s a positive sign that Carmelo still hasn’t undergone surgery. However, concern remains as the Knicks haven’t come out and announced they are no longer considering having Anthony go under the knife.

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