Carmelo Anthony was obviously playing in pain throughout the playoffs. Just a week after having their season cut short by the hands of the Indiana Pacers, the superstar Knickerbocker went to get an MRI which revealed a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
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.
Anthony originally injured his shoulder on April 14th coincidentally in a regular season game against the Indiana Pacers. He then re-injured it again during Game 5 of the frist round series against the Boston Celtics. He told reporters he felt an excruciating sensation in his arm shoulder, popping out of his socket.
Anthony would likely need three to four months to recover if he does undergo surgery. If surgery then goes as planned, ‘Melo hopefully may be ready for the start of next regular season. It would however interfere with him being able to start training camp in October. The NBA’s scoring champion, who clearly wasn’t 100 percent refused to use his injury as an excuse against both defensive dominated teams, the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers.