Mar 31, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz forward Marvin Williams (2) defends against New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the first half at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony suggets he's playing with injury

The New York Knicks suffered a heart breaking loss on Friday night, making a trip to the postseason that much more difficult.

Now things might really be a challenge as the Knicks, currently a game behind the Atlanta Hawks for the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot (two in the loss column) will be forced to make up ground with an ailing Carmelo Anthony who admitted he’s dealing with injury.

He noted that the shoulder injury could impact all aspects of his game. X-rays taken on Anthony’s shoulder late Friday night were negative, the Knicks said. The team called Anthony’s injury a shoulder strain.

“That’s where you get all of your strength from. Shooting, dribbling the ball, passing the ball,” Anthony said.

Anthony suffered a labrum and rotator cuff tear in his left shoulder late last season and played through the injuries in the playoffs, though noted that there is no similarity between this injury and last year’s ailment.

Not exactly the type of news you’re wanting to hear as a Knicks fan with just a handful of games left in the regular season.

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