Mitch Lawrence of the Daily News unearthed from Carmelo Anthony, that the Knicks’ star is still a little concerned about his aching right knee, and that currently the medical staff is having difficulty assessing just what’s wrong. Lawrence describes the exchange thusly:
But he also dropped a little bombshell beforehand when asked what the team doctors had finally determined was causing fluid to build up on the knee, resulting in stiffness in the leg.
“Nobody can really give me an exact answer,’’ he said.
Uh-oh. When a player admits that, he needs a second opinion, post haste. Why Anthony hasn’t gone that route is a mystery.
Not knowing what’s wrong with the knee has to be pretty alarming. It also follows that he really can’t say, at this juncture, that he’s home free. Which, he did.
“No surgery,’’ he said, defiantly. “None of that.’’
To which we’ll add, we’ll see.
Personally, I don’t really doubt that the Knicks’ medical staff knows what they’re doing, but the way the team handles information surrounding injuries has naturally led to cynicism and suspicion. That being said, it’s definitely cause for alarm to have Anthony suffering from a lingering knee issue that the team has yet to totally explain. I’m really not sure I can emotionally handle a prolonged Melo injury.