MRI Reveals Bone Bruise for Chandler
The Knicks’ dark preseason has gotten a shade brighter. It’s rare for the Knicks to receive heartening injury news, but they did Thursday when Tyson Chandler’s MRI exam showed only a bone bruise in his left knee. The club appears optimistic he will be ready for the season opener next Thursday in Brooklyn against the Nets.
Of course, it’s no guarantee and the Knicks listed Chandler vaguely as “day to day.” But a bone bruise is better than sprained ligaments, which Chandler feared as he left Nassau Coliseum in low spirits and on crutches Wednesday night. The season might have been all but over if the MRI exam had revealed Chandler had torn his ACL — the worst-case scenario.