Kevin Knox was helped off the court in the first quarter with an apparent ankle injury. pic.twitter.com/maFDkqV2Ur
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) October 21, 2018
New York Knicks rookie Kevin Knox left the Boston Celtics game on Saturday night after a scary ankle injury while driving the lane.
Scary stuff went down at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Unlike a knee like we saw last year, however, this time an ankle bites a New York Knicks youngster.
First-round selection Kevin Knox dribbled the ball in transition and eventually down the left side of the lane prior to going down quickly.
Not only did it look like he got hit high, Knox turned his left ankle in cringe-worthy fashion.
— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) October 21, 2018
We have since learned that X-rays came back negative on a fracture. Therefore, Knox will be dealing with a sprain moving forward.
Just how long the kid will be sidelined is impossible to determine. First and foremost, how the ankle feels on Sunday morning will determine a lot. Sprains are so tricky that the severity ranges from no missed time whatsoever to months of missed action.
— MSG Networks (@MSGNetworks) October 21, 2018
The New York Knicks trail the Boston Celtics by seven points nearing the midway point of the fourth quarter.