New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony recently underwent surgery to fix a balky knee that had been troubling him since the beginning of the season, and it turns out that Anthony had been playing on a partial tear of his left patellar tendon for much of the year, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Part of Anthony’s surgery involved a knee debridement, which was done to clean out calcium deposits that had formed within the partial tear so the tear could be repaired. The injury has a four-to-six month rehab, and the Knicks are optimistic that their star will be ready for training camp next year.
Anthony battled knee issues since the second game of the season. He was in-and-out of the lineup for much of the year, and it was a foregone conclusion that some type of knee procedure would have to be done at some point. But despite the Knicks’ disastrous season, the forward held off on the surgery until after the All-Star Game in New York.
Anthony played 30 minutes in the All-Star Game, and he shot 6-of-20 overall and 2-of-13 from three.