Reports: ‘Melo has torn labrum

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.