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Carmelo Anthony reveals knee, elbow surgery

Posted on: September 26, 2011 9:16 am
 

By Matt Moore

An observation that's been making the rounds this summer regarding Carmelo Anthony in his appearances at the lockout summer exhibitions has been that Anthony appears to be a bit out of shape. He hasn't gone Shawn Kemp '99 or anything, he's just looked a bit heavy. There might be an actual reasonable excuse for that according to the New York Post. The Post was part of a group of reporters to speak with Carmelo Anthony after he went ham at the Baltimore vs. Philly exhibition Sunday night, and the Knicks superstar revealed that in May, he had two surgeries, one on his knee and one on his elbow. From the Post:
The Knicks forward revealed more elements to his mysterious offseason, disclosing last night he had knee and elbow surgery simultaneously in May. Anthony disclosed the surgeries after playing 48 minutes and dropping 31 points with 17 rebounds last night at the sweaty Palestra in a lockout-inspired barnstorming-tour loss.

The Knicks never announced the procedures. Anthony said he had arthroscopic surgery on the left knee and an elbow procedure, as he suffers from chronic bursitis.

"Can't tell, can you?" Anthony said after his rugged performance.

Anthony said it was the first time in his life he's had surgery.

"I did both of them," Anthony said. "They were bothering me seven years."
via Knicks' Anthony had two surgeries in May - NYPOST.com

Well, then. 

Suprise, Knicks fans! Your superstar forward who's considered the healthy one of their two cornerstones had two surgeries after the playoffs were over, and your team just neglected to mention it. Woo!

This isn't a big deal, in reality. The elbow bursitis is a nag, but obviously something Melo can play through. The knee surgery is routine and something nearly every player has at one point or another in his career. Considering this is his first surgery after as many minutes as he's played, it's a wonder it wasn't necessary first. And while it would be great for Anthony to have had Knicks' medical staff around after July 1st to watch over him, he was likely in consult with them before the lockout began and under his own doctor's care after.

 Additionally, Alan Hahn reports that Anthony says he is lighter, not heavier, so any discussion of his roundness may be moot. Beyond all this medical and conditioning discussion, Anthony dropped 31-17 in a game Sunday night. So yeah, not like he's struggling to stay sharp on the floor. t
Comments

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 3:58 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony reveals knee, elbow surgery

Matt Moore, if the surgeries wasn't a big deal, than why are you making it sound like it is a big deal for the Knicks not to mention it? Maybe is it because like you mention, it's not a big deal? lol. I know I know, there's nothing much going on in the NBA world and you had to write something to earn your paycheck, I understand dude.



Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: October 7, 2011 9:57 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony reveals knee, elbow surgery

Perrymart... stop acting like you know what your talking about! You obviosuly have no clue because your taking shots on a Blog Site. LOL you guys are pathetic.



Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: October 7, 2011 9:55 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony reveals knee, elbow surgery

And this was in response to the Chicago fan at the bottom.



Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: October 7, 2011 9:51 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony reveals knee, elbow surgery

What are you?!?! A doctor? Or a psychic? Because that is not true, and if it was, you could be making billions predicting the future. Talk facts not guessing games. Bye



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2011 12:34 am
 

Carmelo Anthony reveals knee, elbow surgery

The surgery was in May I though and technically it was playoff season and there was no lock out yet.  Does that seem ok to you?  Not me if I'm an owner.  Doesn't matter really anyhow - what are the Knicks gonna do this year really?  Nothing! It's not like the surgery will help him play defense.  Let me know when there is a surgical procedure for that.  



Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony reveals knee, elbow surgery

I did not recognize Carmello last night at the Palestra.  He has definitely put a few pounds. 




Since: Oct 10, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony reveals knee, elbow surgery

Very smart man, get the big contract, then fall apart.
 



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2011 11:29 am
 

Carmelo Anthony reveals knee, elbow surgery

He still will miss 10-15 games very brittle man.


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