Knicks' Felton has pinched nerve; World Peace has knee drained
Knicks guard struggling with pinched nerve in his hip, Metta World Peace to miss Tuesday night game vs. Pistons after minor knee surgery.
The Knicks need some good news, any good news right now, but instead everything keeps coming up sour. Already without franchise center Tyson Chandler, the Knicks have injury bugs all over the place, and two starters are now struggling.
Raymond Felton revealed to reporters that in addition to a hamstring injury bothering him, he's dealing with a pinched nerve in his hip.
Felton, who is averaging 11.1 points a game and shooting 37.6 percent from the field, has also been dealing with what he described as a pinched nerve in his hip, which sends a “sharp pain” shooting down his legs, he said. He has taken medication in an attempt to ease some of the symptoms.
“Nobody’s known about that, because I don’t like making excuses,” he said. “But hopefully, the treatment kicks in, and we’ll see how it goes.”
OK, well that just sounds painful. Felton is having an awful season, especially shooting, averaging 37 percent with 100 points on 109 shots. He's a huge part of the Knicks' offense, as one of the few on-ball creators they have, and the primary initiator in sets where the Knicks don't just dump the ball to Carmelo Anthony.
Metta World Peace (knee) will be out Tuesday. His status for Wednesday is uncertain. Procedure is believed to be minor, league sources say.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 19, 2013
The Knicks could use some good news, any good news, at this point.
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