Posted February 11, 2014

Knicks guard J.R. Smith has fractured cheekbone

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J.R. Smith said Saturday that there is still swelling in his left knee. (Ron Hoskins/Getty Images)

Knicks guard J.R. Smith will be wearing a facemack to protect his broken cheekbone. (Ron Hoskins/Getty Images)

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith suffered a minor fracture in his left cheekbone in Sunday’s loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but is not expected to miss any time with the injury, the team announced Tuesday.

Smith was injured with 7:25 left in the fourth quarter of the 112-100 loss when his face collided with Thunder forward Kevin Durant’s knee.

Smith was fitted for a facemask on Tuesday and is expected to play on Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings.

Smith, last season’s Sixth Man of the Year, is averaging 13 points and four rebounds in 44 games this season.

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1 comments
J Diddy
J Diddy

Can't see basket, still puts up 30 shots a game--with style! This guy plays bad rec ball 99% of the time and gets paid millions to do it. Of course I'm jealous! LOL