Knicks’ Pablo Prigioni out at least two weeks

Dec 1, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni (9) drives around New Orleans Pelicans point guard Brian Roberts (22) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The hits just keep coming for the New York Knicks.

On Tuesday the team announced point guard Pablo Prigioni would miss at least two weeks with a hairline fracture of his right big toe.

Prigioni was injured early in the third quarter of the Knicks’ 102-101 loss to the Washington Wizards Monday night.

Prigioni will likely be replaced by veteran Beno Udrih, who the Knicks signed away from the Orlando Magic as a free agent in the offseason. Udrih, a 31-year old native of Yugoslavia, is averaging 4.9 points, 2.2 assists and 1.7 rebounds in  15.2 minutes per game this season. They will likely also be forced Witchita State rookie Toure’ Murry, because starting point guard Raymond Felton is still nursing a hamstring injury. In five games, Murry is putting up 2.0 points, 0.4 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game.

According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Knicks’ head coach Mike Woodson may also use Iman Shumpert as a point guard and has thought about the possibility of calling up J.R. Smith’s little brother, Chris Smith, from the Erie Bayhawks, the team’s D-League affiliate.

The Knicks will take on the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday.

Topics: New York Knicks, Pablo Prigioni

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