Kevin Knox could be out a while
Update: Knox will miss the next 2-4 weeks.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2018
The New York Knicks were dealt a big scare during Saturday night’s loss to the Boston Celtics after rookie forward Kevin Knox turned his ankle and went down in pain.
Knox was helped off the court and into the locker room where he underwent x-rays.
The good news is that the x-rays were negative, but Knox has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle.
Kevin Knox (left ankle sprain) will not return. X-Rays were negative.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) October 21, 2018
Knox will of course miss some time. The amount of time is still to be determined.
Knox only scored one point in four minutes on the floor against the Celtics.
The Knicks have a brutal schedule coming up this week with games against the Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors.
The good news is that New York have been competing hard and have been in every game they’ve lost.
It will hurt the Knicks to not have Knox, but guys like Mario Herzonja, Lance Thomas and Noah Vonleh will have to step up in his absence.
With Knox out, I would expect Frank Ntilikina to continue to start at the three spot and Thomas to continue to start at the four.
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