His final numbers may not have indicated it, but New York Knicks
star Carmelo Anthony played injured throughout the NBA playoffs,
according to reports on Thursday.
The New York Daily News reports that an MRI revealed that
Anthony has a torn labrum in his left shoulder that could require
surgery. He reportedly suffered the injury late in the regular
season but still played in all 12 playoff games.
Anthony initially suffered the injury on April 14 in a game
against the Indiana Pacers but re-injured it during the team’s
first-round series against the Boston Celtics.
If surgery is required, Anthony could reportedly miss three to
five months. According to a report on ESPN.com, the team is hopeful
that the star will not need surgery.
The Knicks beat the Celtics in six games in the first round but
fell to the Pacers in six games in the Eastern Conference
semifinals. Anthony still averaged 28.8 points per game in the