The New York Knicks will make a formal announcement later today (Feb. 18) that Carmelo Anthony will be ruled out for the remainder of the season to undergo knee surgery.
The small forward has been suffering from chronic knee pain, and now is the time to shut him down. The Knicks, who are an atrocious 10-43, are not making the playoffs, so it’s an appropriate time for Melo to resolve his injury if he wants to be back for a healthy 2015-16 season.
The specific problem causing pain in Melo’s knee is unclear.
For months the soreness in Melo’s left knee has been prominent, and it is no surprise that Melo is shutting it down. Prior to the All-Star break, the franchise player told reporters that it was “very likely” that he would be taking himself off of the court this season.
The Knicks currently have the worst record in the NBA, and now their leading scorer will likely miss 4-6 months recovering from an inevitable surgery.