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Reports: 'Melo has torn labrum

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Carmelo Anthony reportedly has a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
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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 postseason.

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