Source: ‘Highly unlikely’ Lin Returns
New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is “highly unlikely” to play in Game 5 of the team’s first-round series against the Miami Heat on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of Lin’s injury told ESPNNewYork.com on Monday night.
As the Knicks face a 3-1 series deficit and possible elimination in Game 5, Lin was expected to scrimmage Monday and Tuesday before the Knicks leave for Miami with the hopes of suiting up in Game 5.
But a source said that, as of Monday evening, the pain in Lin’s surgically-repaired left knee appeared likely to keep him from playing in Game 5.
“Wednesday is probably too soon,” said the source, who added that the Knicks haven’t completely ruled Lin out yet, in hopes that he can recover in time to play.