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The injury is such a worry that he is unsure if he will play on New Year’s Eve against the Clippers. “If it feels better and I can run and plant, then yeah, but if I can’t, then no,” Smith said. “It's painful (when I plant),” Smith said. “I've dealt with pain before in certain instances, but when it’s your foot, I just can’t move and I can’t take another step after planting, so that’s the most frustrating part.” Smith said he’s not sure how much longer he will be out, since he’s never quite had an injury like this. New York Daily News

December 25, 2014 Updates

J.R. Smith’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” might actually spill into Christmas. The Knicks guard likely won’t play in Thursday’s matinee against Washington because of a left heel injury, despite a fondness for playing on the holiday. “Right now it’s a no,” Smith said following practice Wednesday. “We’ll see how the treatment reacts and if it swells up. As of right now it’s a no.” New York Daily News

December 23, 2014 Updates

J.R. Smith and his teammates never expected to be entering Christmas Day with a pathetic 5-25 record, and he hopes he can suit up on Thursday to help trigger a turnaround. “I mean, it’s a nightmare, we just gotta wake up from it,” Smith said 48 hours before the Knicks face John Wall and the Washington Wizards on national TV on Christmas. “Hopefully try to figure it out, turn it around, whatever it takes. We’re losing by such a small margin we gotta figure out how to win those games.” The Knicks Blog

Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith had a private workout with the assistant coaches Monday and has a good chance of making his return from a small tear in the plantar fascia in his left foot on Christmas against the Wizards. One source called it an “80 percent’’ chance Smith would return. He has missed seven straight games and the Knicks are 1-6 in his absence. Coach Derek Fisher indicated Sunday it could be at least another week until Smith is back. New York Post

December 22, 2014 Updates

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith is almost as passionate about golf as he is basketball, and a lot of that joy for the game comes from his friend Brad Hennefer. Hennefer has been golfing since he was a child and recently won a gold medal at the Special Olympics by 48 strokes. Hennefer and Smith say they find inspiration from each other—both in sports and in life. Bleacher Report

December 21, 2014 Updates

Al Iannazzone: Knicks announce that Carmelo Anthony is available to play today. Amar'e Stoudemire and J.R. Smith are both out. Twitter @Al_Iannazzone

December 16, 2014 Updates
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In other injury news, an MRI taken on J.R. Smith's left foot Saturday revealed a small partial tear of the plantar fascia, the team said. Smith is questionable for Sunday's game against the Toronto Raptors and will remain day-to-day after that. With Shumpert out indefinitely and Smith hobbled, the Knicks likely will rely heavily on guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to fill in at shooting guard. ESPN.com

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