New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton could miss four to six weeks with a fractured finger, the team announced Thursday.
Felton, who averaged 15.8 points and 6.3 assists with the rejuvenated Knicks, insisted the injury won’t sideline him for remainder of the season and he expects to play again just before the All-Star break.
“This is not a season-ending injury,” Felton told reporters in Phoenix, according to Newsday. “It’s something that will last four to six weeks at the most.”
Felton sustained a fractured bone in his right pinkie in the third quarter of the Knicks’ Christmas Day duel with the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. The former North Carolina standout tweaked his pinkie during a loose ball play.
With Felton sitting out, Jason Kidd is expected to play more minutes and so far the 39-year-old veteran delivered well. Kidd scored 23 points with eight assists and six rebounds in 31 minutes against the Phoenix Suns.