Posted January 17, 2012

Carmelo Anthony: Right Ankle Is Fine, Wrist Injury Is Bothersome

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said after Monday’s game that his sprained right ankle felt good but that his wrist is bothering him, according to ESPN.com.

Anthony said that he aggravated his ankle injury when he stepped on Hedo Turkoglu’s foot and received treatment after the game.

“The ankle is feeling good, up until [stepping on Turkgolu's foot],” he said. “It was more my wrist, being able to control the ball. Even though I had two hands on the ball I was really shooting with one. I couldn’t really control the ball so a lot of my shot were long, flat. But that’s neither here nor there. I’ll get better at that.”

According to ESPN, Anthony sprained his wrist in the first quarter of the game against Memphis last Thursday.

“I’m not too concerned about my ankle,” Anthony said. “It’s just about strengthening up and getting that strength back, spending more time in the training room with the trainers. No days off for me. I just want to make sure that my body is right.”

This season, Anthony has averaged 25.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game for the Knicks.