Just yesterday a reliable source confirmed New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony suffered a small left shoulder tear late in the regular season that was revealed during an MRI.
Even so, YouWager experts learned that the New York team believes Anthony will not need surgery and the star player will be resting for the next three-to-four weeks in an attempt to allow the injury to heal.
If the 28 year-old player is not fully healed at that point, then surgery will be a strong option.
According to Dr. Neil Roth, an orthopedic surgeon at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital who specializes in sports medicine, surgery could sideline Anthony for four months. Roth has not treated the Anthony before.
The 6x NBA All-Star player has said that the injury, suffered on April 14 versus the Indiana Pacers, hampered him throughout the postseason.
Indiana’s players were also physical with Anthony in the next round, and he appeared to tweak the injury throughout that series.
Anthony shot 40.9 percent from the floor in 12 postseason games after shooting 45 percent during the regular NBA season.
Anthony was never vocal about the injury, nor did he use it as an excuse during the postseason. Even so, he was indeed in pain.