Anthony in doubt against Thunder

BY foxsports • January 13, 2012

There may no longer be a body part left for Carmelo Anthony to injure during this lockout-rushed regular season.

In a discouraging setback Thursday night at FedEx Forum, Anthony sprained his right wrist, then sprained his right ankle, sat out nearly the entire second half and likely will not be healthy enough for Saturday's game in Oklahoma City.

If Anthony misses a couple of games, it is doubtful the already struggling Knicks offense survives without him.

"When it rains, it pours," Anthony said.

With Anthony hurt, a lifeless Amar'e Stoudemire in foul trouble and rookie point guard Iman Shumpert finally careening out of control, the Knicks were blown out 94-83 by the Grizzlies, shattering their four-game winning streak. The Knicks, who fell behind by 25 points late in the third quarter, dropped to 6-5.

The Knicks are listing Anthony as "day-to-day" but Anthony sounded doubtful for Saturday's game against the Thunder. Anthony, battling multiple injuries, hurt his wrist coming off a pick in the first quarter and came back into the game with it taped.

But early in the third quarter, he was done for the night after grabbing a loose ball, and being tripped up by a prone Memphis center Marc Gasol, who lunged at his ankle.

"We will see [Friday]," Anthony said. "Right now I'm real sore. I'm more concerned with getting my ankle right. I can deal with my wrist. I can wrap the wrist and play through that. A sore ankle is a bit more [to] deal with."



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