The New York Knicks got some more bad news recently when it was announced that forward Andrea Barnagni tore a ligament in his elbow and will be out indefinitely. The truly embarassing part is that he injured it on a failed dunk attempt, which was misguided on his part. Their head coach has been distressed by the injury luck, but you have to wonder if this does not speak to a deeper issue within the team.
“I just think injuries have just destroyed a lot of things that we wanted to set out and do,” coach Mike Woodson said on the “Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco” show earlier this year. “The fact that we haven’t been able to practice that much, Tyson has missed a helluva lot of games this season, Raymond was in and out, J.R. missing the first five games, it has just been kind of a roller-coaster ride for everybody. But at the end of the day, we are still in the hunt. We are not out of this by any means.”
Yes, that is true; they are not technically out of it. However, that kind of talk does not give me a huge amount of faith. Got another injury piece coming your way, and then be sure to stop by Rant Sports Prep. For the Knicks? This should be a pretty big uphill battle, and pretty soon the New York State of mind might not be such a healthy one… at least for Carmelo Anthony.