Tyson Chandler Injured, Could Miss Opener
The Knicks injury-wracked preseason couldn’t get worse, could it? It could and it did.
“Thank God exhibition is over,’’ coach Mike Woodson said Wednesday night.
Amen. It was capped by Tyson Chandler’s left-knee injury after a spill 44 seconds into the game after he banged into Gerald Wallace while setting a screen, took a tumble and missed what turned into a meaningless 97-95 overtime preseason finale victory over the Nets at the soldout Nassau Coliseum.
Chandler will have an MRI exam Thursday. He left the locker room on crutches, but said he believes it’s just a knee sprain and not an ACL tear. Nevertheless, even if it’s just a sprain, it is disheartening because it could put Chandler out for the season opener in one week in Brooklyn against these Nets, joining Amar’e Stoudemire and possibly Marcus Camby on the shelf. Knee sprains can take up to one to two weeks to heal.