Chandler helped off court with bruised left knee

New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler will not return after

bruising his left knee in the second quarter against the Denver

Nuggets on Wednesday night.

Chandler fell to the floor after appearing to bump knees with

Nuggets forward Corey Brewer. Chandler stayed down for several

minutes before standing up and trying to test out the knee.

Unable to put any weight on it, Chandler was assisted into the

locker room by teammates. He had four points and two rebounds in

nearly 18 minutes.

This is the latest blow for the banged-up Knicks, who were

already without Amare Stoudemire (right knee) and Rasheed Wallace

(foot). Carmelo Anthony is playing through a nagging right knee

ailment.