Knicks forward Marcus Camby reinjures foot, out 2-4 weeks
New York City, NY, United States (4E Sports) – New York Knicks forward Marcus Camby will miss two to four weeks due to an injured foot suffered in a loss to Indiana Thursday.
An MRI performed Friday revealed a strained left plantar fascia.
“I did something to my foot again like I did earlier in the year … I drove and felt a sharp pain in the bottom of my foot similar to before,” he explained.
He was in the midst of his best game of the season Thursday against Indiana with seven points and seven rebounds in 19:34 before exiting in the third quarter. He left the Knicks’ locker room in a walking boot and crutches.
Camby, 38, had started the past four games for the Knicks, with Coach Mike Woodson combining him with Tyson Chandler on the same front line.
But the injury kept Camby from playing in Friday’s 108-101 loss to the Chicago Bulls, where Woodson started Jason Kidd at point guard, James White at shooting guard, Carmelo Anthony at small forward, Kurt Thomas at power forward and Chandler at center.
With Camby and Rasheed Wallace (stress reaction in left foot) out, the Knicks may turn to the free-agent market to find a veteran big man.
Yahoo! Sports reported that the Knicks were considering signing Kenyon Martin to a 10-day contract.
In order to sign Martin, the Knicks would have to release a player, with James White and Kurt Thomas the most likely candidates.