New York Knicks center, Tyson Chandler, will likely miss somewhere between four and six weeks due to a small non-displaced fracture of his right fibula, according to the team. Via Ian Begley of ESPN New York,
Chandler left Tuesday’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats in the first quarter after suffering the injury during a collision with Charlotte point guard Kemba Walker.
Further tests to Chandler’s injury taken Wednesday showed the fracture.
The Knicks say Chandler, the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year, did not suffer any ligament or nerve damage will not need surgery.
Despite being out for over a month, there is still good news regarding Chandler. The fact that he won’t need surgery is a good sign for the Knicks, as they are just four games into the season, and have a current record of 1-3.
The injury also brings doubt to the immediate future of the roster. Chandler is easily one of the best players on the Knicks, just behind Carmelo Anthony. His absence will obviously be missed, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the team will do without Chandler on the court.