Knicks’ Tyson Chandler readying his return

Oct 31, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) is defended by Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer (5) during the first quarter at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Tyson Chandler suffered a broken fibula on Tuesday, November 7th, and hasn’t seen the playing time since. The initial prognosis was that he would be ready in four to six weeks. However, it could even be longer than that.

Chandler is obviously dying to get back on the court to help the struggling Knicks, who have lost eight straight games. But even he is unsure when he is going to be back from his injury. From ESPN,

“I don’t want to put a timetable on it right now,” Chandler said. “I’m feeling better. I’m starting to do a little more. But we’re just kind of taking it as it goes.”

 

“From my perspective it’s tough to watch, but the guys out there, we just have to play the game and have fun, trust in one another,” he said. “When times get tough, you have to lean on one another.”

As I’m sure you’ve heard, many of the Knicks have been asked whether they think it’s too early in the season to start panicking. The players that were asked seem to be split down the middle, and Tyson is on the “no” side of the debate, and said it’s too early to worry.

“Absolutely, it’s still the beginning of the season,” he said. “I’m just trying to get back so I can help my team. I really feel that we can easily put together a nice winning streak, a big-time winning streak where you win eight out of 10 games or so and we’ll be in first place in our division. I think it’s definitely possible.”

What do you think? Can the Knicks start panicking? If not now, then when? Leave a comment below.

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