May 16, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) looks to pass the ball over Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) during the first half in game five of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 85-75. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony Will Not Need Shoulder Surgery


Some good news for the Knickerbockers as it’s being reported that New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony will not need offseason shoulder surgery.

Per Marc Berman of the New York Post:

Carmelo Anthony said Thursday that his shoulder is doing great and he doesn’t believe that he’ll need surgery.

Anthony injured his shoulder late in the Celtics’ series and played through the pain in the Knicks’ six-game loss to the Pacers in the next round after which it was revealed he had a small tear in his left shoulder. A source said at the time that Anthony would rehab it for a month and would not need surgery.

“Much better. It feels much better. I have had about four to five weeks to let it rest and heal up,” Anthony said after a ceremony in which he refurbished two basketball courts at the Red Hook apartments in Brooklyn.

“It’s not 100 percent yet but it’s much better.”

Melo also doesn’t believe surgery will be needed down the road either, just rest.

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