Tuesday evening was a tough one for the New York Knicks. Not only did Carmelo Anthony and Co. drop to 1-3 on the season after losing to the Charlotte Bobcats, but Tyson Chandler went down early in the game with a knee injury.
After getting off to a good start, Chandler banged knees with Kemba Walker and was forced to leave the game with a heavy limp. He did not return.
The Knicks PR Twitter account had the following update on the center’s injury:
“T. Chandler injured his r. leg during the 1st quarter. X-rays were inconclusive. A diagnosis will be given pending further testing tomorrow.”
While it’s obviously not conclusive and no one will know the extent of the injury until Chandler goes through additional tests, it could be a knee sprain.
Tyson’s injury couldn’t come at a worse time. The Knicks have not been playing well and desperately need their defensive anchor back on the floor as soon as possible. A knee sprain would keep Chandler out for some time, but would probably be considered a best-case scenario at this point.