The New York Knicks confirmed on Wednesday after an MRI that Tyson Chandler (Knicks Center) suffered a small non-displaced fracture of the right fibula. Chandler isn’t going to need surgery luckily so the 7-footer should be in action in 4-6 weeks according to the team.
Tyson suffered the injury on Tuesday night while playing the Charlotte Bobcats. During the first quarter Tyson collided into the Bobcats star point guard Kemba Walker causing both players to fall to the ground. Carmelo Anthony rushed to the aid of Tyson and gingerly walked him back to the bench.
Knicks head coach Mike Woodson explained that the team will now rely on Kenyon Martin and Amar’e Stoudemire for more minutes. This is a huge loss for the Knicks as Chandler was producing 3.0 blocks and 11.3 rebounds for the team through the early stages of this season.
The Knicks don’t play until Friday night meaning the coaching staff has time to review the state of the team and see who will start at the Center position for the time Chandler’s out.