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.
The current plan in place, according to a league source, is to have Anthony rest for the next few weeks and see if the injury improves. So if surgery is necessary, it likely would not take place until late June.
Knicks’ superstar Carmelo Anthony learned Wednesday that he has a partial tear of the left labrum in his shoulder. Carmelo hurt his shoulder on April 14 and then injured it again in game 5 of the series against Boston. The Knicks hope Carmelo can avoid surgery and solve the issue with a month of rest. Surgery would likely set Anthony back 3 or 4 months.