Surgery Could Sideline Anthony Next Season
The Knicks hope the tear in Carmelo Anthony’s shoulder can heal on its own.
If not, Anthony might need to undergo surgery. And that surgery could sideline Anthony for the start of the regular season, according to one veteran orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Neil Roth, a veteran orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and knee care, estimated that Anthony might need up to four months to recover from surgery to repair his shoulder.
In that case, the procedure could sideline Anthony through late October. He’d likely need several days — weeks? — of practice before he could play in a game.