Noah Vonleh will be re-evaluated next week after suffering ankle sprain, bone bruise
New York Knicks forward Noah Vonleh is in jeopardy of missing the remainder of this season after an MRI scan revealed an ankle sprain.
According to an official injury update from the Knicks, Vonleh underwent an MRI on Tuesday — the results of which revealed a right ankle sprain with a bone bruise in his right foot. The former Indiana Hoosier is now set for re-evaluation in one week.
Noah Vonleh underwent an MRI yesterday which confirmed a right ankle sprain with a bone bruise in his right foot. He will be re-evaluated next week.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) March 27, 2019
Vonleh, now now 23 years of age, has missed the last five games due to his ankle injury. Lance Thomas and Mario Hezonja have soaked up quite a bit of playing time as a result — a trend that will likely continue.
Vonleh has made 68 appearances with the Knicks this season (57 starts), racking up averages of 8.4 points on 47 percent shooting from the field (33.6 percent from beyond the arc), 7.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and just under one block (0.8) in 25.3 minutes per outing.
Vonleh’s injury occurred in a game against the San Antonio Spurs earlier this month (March 15th). He twisted his ankle coming down from a rebound and did not return to play.
New York currently has several players listed on their injury report as “day-to-day,” including Kevin Knox (ankle), Alonzo Trier (calf) and Dennis Smith Jr. (back).
Smith Jr. participated in portions of Wednesday’s practice, but the team will likely be cautious with his return. Additional updates on his status should be available after Thursday morning’s shoot-around.
The Knicks (14-60 and 5th in the Atlantic Division standings) will be back in action on Thursday, when they’ll serve as hosts to the Toronto Raptors. Tip-off inside Madison Square Garden is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.