The New York Knicks just can’t seem to catch a break. They are dealing with injury after injury, and last night was no different.
PF Kenyon Martin left the game on Friday against the Boston Celtics with a strained abdominal muscle. After he left in the fourth quarter, the Knicks made it clear he would not be back for the rest of the game. From ESPN,
After the game, Martin moved gingerly in the locker room, but knew little about the injury.
“I don’t know what it is,” Martin said. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow or later on tonight. It’s tender right now. It’s something new, I have never had something like this.”
Martin’s injury seemed to push the momentum over to Boston, as thy were able to make a late fourth quarter surge to take the win.
After Martin’s injury, the Knicks were outscored by the Celtics 18-7 through the remainder of the contest. Boston fought back from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit in the 90-86 win.
“Tough loss, of course, because our guys fought hard,” Martin said. “We knew we had to come here with a certain mentality and we did. It’s just unfortunate we couldn’t pull it out in the end.”
Will the Knicks catch a break at all this season? They are currently 6-16 on the season, and to top it off, they are plagued with injuries to many key players.