Knicks’ Kevin Knox will miss at least a week with sprained left ankle
The New York Knicks are currently 1-2 and in the midst of a rebuilding season. One of the key players the Knicks are looking at to be an integral part of their future is rookie forward Kevin Knox.
However, they will miss his services for a while as Knox suffered an ankle injury in their last game against the Boston Celtics. On a drive, he appeared to roll is ankle while being fouled by Terry Rozier and was unable to return to the game. The initial X-rays came back negative.
According to the Knicks, Knox will be out for at least the next two games and will be re-evaluated after a week.
Kevin Knox sustained a sprained left ankle in the first quarter of Saturday’s game against Boston at Madison Square Garden. An MRI confirmed the sprain. He will not travel with the team on its two-game road trip and will be re-evaluated in one week.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) October 21, 2018
This is a big hit for the Knicks as Knox has played particularly well for them to start the season. He scored 10 points in their season-opening win against the Atlanta Hawks and followed that up with 17 points against the Brooklyn Nets.
When he comes back, Knox is still expected to play a big role for the Knicks as they are still missing the services of main star Kristaps Porzingis, who is still recovering from an ACL injury. The Knicks certainly hope Kevin Knox can return sooner rather than later.
The Knicks will face MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks on the road next. The Bucks are currently 2-0 and looking like one of the teams that can make the jump from being a good team to an elite team.
The Knicks will have to rely on the production of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Enes Kanter to help them get some needed wins.