Carmelo Anthony played with torn labrum
It looks like there may have been a reason for Carmelo Anthony’s struggles in the playoffs. According to reports, Carmelo Anthony may have been hurt before the playoffs started as he originally hurt his left shoulder April 14th against the Indiana Pacers. The injured shoulder was re-injured during Game 5 of the Knicks first round playoff series against the Boston Celtics.
Carmelo Anthony played 12 playoff games with a partially torn left shoulder, the Daily News has learned.
An MRI of Anthony’s shoulder revealed a partially torn labrum, according to a Knicks source and there is a possibility that Anthony may need surgery. The Knicks are hopeful that the injury will heal on its own and the club has told Anthony to rest for the next three to four weeks at which point he will be re-evaluated.
The Daily News reported on Monday that Anthony was scheduled to have his shoulder examined by team doctors after experiencing chronic pain dating back to April 14th when he originally injured his arm against the Indiana Pacers.