According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Carmelo Anthony is questionable for Monday night’s game against the Houston Rockets.
Melo suffered what the team called a “mild” sprained ankle after taking a hard foul from Dwight Howard in last week’s win over the Lakers. The Knicks initially did not view the injury as serious, and Anthony has still not had an X-Ray or MRI on the ankle, but missed Saturday’s win over Cleveland.
Per the report:
A source close to Anthony says that he wants badly to play against the Rockets but, as of Sunday evening, his status was uncertain due to lingering effects of the injury.
Anthony, according to a team source, is expected to test the injury some time prior to tip-off on Monday, most likely during the team’s shootaround on Monday morning.
Obviously, the Knicks would be wise to be careful with an ankle injury to their most indispensable player because, you know, they sort of need him, but I find it somewhat unsettling that they haven’t just gotten an X-Ray and MRI simply by routine.
Now, I’m not a “doctor,” but only in so much that I didn’t go to “medical school,” but I just hope that this doesn’t turn into one of those situations in which it’s “No big deal,” “Day-to-day,” “Lingering,” “Being re-evaluated,” “Amputating!”
Either way, there’s certainly no need to rush him back, even if it is Melo’s Lintention to Linflict a Lindescribable beatdown, or offer some Linstructive criticism on the struggLin point guard from … Ok, I’ll stop. Sorry. Honestly, if the Knicks’ only rationale for letting Lin walk was simple pun-fatigue, that would have been a perfectly defensible position.