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Mitchell Robinson, Knicks (broken foot): New York’s starting center early last season is progressing fine, but he is not yet a full go as camp starts. The Knicks will be “conservative,” per a source, in bringing him back.
Mike Vorkunov: Mitchell Robinson's broken right foot is healing "as planned," Thibodeau says. Could he be back before end of Knicks season? Thibs: "I don't want to put any timetable on it bc to be honest I don't know...We don't want to take any chances w/ it so we're going to be very patient" pic.twitter.com/cKHPgzkDiY
Less than two months after hand surgery, Robinson went under the knife again. The Knicks announced he had successful surgery Monday to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot at Hospital for Special Surgery. The Knicks offered no timetable for his return but nobody expects him back this season — unless the Knicks go far in the playoffs.
Robinson will enter the final year of his contract next season on a team option. There’s no expectation the Knicks would not want to exercise that option now. The theory was potentially making him a restricted free agent to lock him up long term rather than risk unrestricted free agency in 2022 where they couldn’t match an offer.
Robinson had sprained his left ankle in his first game since Feb. 12 last Sunday against the 76ers, but he remained in the lineup for the next two wins against the Wizards. “It’s tough. I feel for him,” Barrett said. “He worked so hard to get back, to see him go down again, man, it hurts us, it hurts the team. But we’re gonna be with him every step of the way until he gets back.”
But the news appeared to hit Rose like a ton of bricks when he learned of the diagnosis on a postgame interview on MSG. “Ahh,” a visibly crushed Rose said after MSG’s Mike Breen revealed the specific injury. “Oh man. I’m lost for words right now,” Rose added as he got choked up. “Just stay with him, pray for him and … man.”
Steve Popper: Thibodeau said that Mitchell Robinson has been cleared for all contact, "getting close" - still questionable for tomorrow, waiting on how he responds to today's practice.
JD Shaw: Mitchell Robinson had successful surgery today to repair a fracture in his right hand, the Knicks announce. He’ll be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.
Ian Begley: Knicks announce Mitchell Robinson will have surgery to repair fractured right hand. Sources confirm that the hope is Robinson will be back within 4-6 week timeframe, which was first first reported by ESPN. Big loss for NYK; Robinson is backbone of their top-10 defense.
Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN Sources: Knicks center Mitchell Robinson will undergo surgery on his fractured right hand and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Robinson suffered a fracture of the fourth metacarpal on the hand on Friday night vs. Washington.
The team’s starting center will be reevaluated Saturday back in New York, but it appears as if he will miss some time. “It was probably the best half of the year for him. We know how important he is to the team,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “Any time someone gets hurt, you certainly feel for him. He’s got a fracture, so we don’t how long he’ll be out. He’ll be examined further [Saturday] and then we’ll have more information.”
Steve Popper: Knicks say that Mitchell Robinson is probable for Monday's game versus Chicago - sprained left ankle.
Mike Vorkunov: Elfrid Payton and Mitchell Robinson will start tonight for the Knicks tonight against the Nets. RJ Barrett, Marcus Morris, and Julius Randle will start too.
Mitchell Robinson will miss Wednesday's season-opener with a right ankle injury but there is reason to believe the injury isn't serious. Robinson, the second-year center, is wearing a walking boot, but he said Wednesday that it was just a precautionary measure. David Fizldae is optimistic that Robinson can return for Friday's road game against the Brooklyn Nets.
Marc Berman: Per source, Mitchell Robinson's knee that shut him down for much of Team USA training camp is 100 percent. He's been at Knicks voluntary scrimmages on and off. Saturday in Atlanta, MRob will host his third FREE basketball camp. Did ones in NO, Portland.
Stefan Bondy: Mitchell Robinson’s sore knee is minor. He underwent MRI on Monday and it was clear, a source says. Team USA is holding him out of practice for precautionary reasons. You can see him tweak the knee at the 50-second mark of video from yesterday’s practice pic.twitter.com/WduiLJngEO
According to a Team USA source, Robinson suffered a knee injury and missed the first two days of practice that began with an informal workout Sunday. He returned for two days but re-injured the knee Wednesday. Robinson is expected to miss Thursday’s set of scrimmages and practice. A member of the Knicks training staff is in Vegas with Robinson. A Team USA official did not know the specifics of the knee injury. The Vegas scrimmages end Friday.
Mike Vorkunov: Mitchell Robinson might come back against Wizards in London. Fizdale aiming for that game for his return. Robinson will practice in London. Knicks announce they've signed Kadeem Allen to a two-way contract, taking the spot opened when Allonzo Trier signed an NBA deal last month.
Ntilikina is being listed as questionable for the game. The other injured youngster, center Mitchell Robinson, however, will remain out with a groin injury. Fizdale said there is a shot he could return Thursday against the Wizards in London, though it’s not “set in stone.” Robinson has missed the past 12 games, first due to a left ankle injury and now a groin problem.
Mitchell Robinson is close to returning. The Knicks rookie center is making progress in his recovery from a sprained left ankle, and he could get back into a game soon. "He’s progressing," coach David Fizdale said after the Knicks' shootaround Tuesday at Pepsi Center. "Yeah, he went through shoot around today. It was good. Had a couple of dunks. I figured if you can dunk it’s probably about that time. So he’s getting close."
Steve Popper: Knicks say Hardaway Jr (sore right heel) is questionable; Dotson (sore right shoulder) is doubtful and Robinson (sprained left ankle) and Trier (strained left hamstring) are out for tomorrow night’s game at Philadelphia.
Mike Vorkunov: Courtney Lee and Mitchell Robinson will both play tonight against the Bucks. No set plan for Lee. Fizdale will use the game to gauge his minutes. He won't throw him out there "for a lot of minutes."
Ian Begley: Mitchell Robinson was available to play on Friday and David Fizdale says he will play tonight. Fizdale said he probably should have played Robinson last night because of his shot-blocking but it sounded like hame had some concern about his ankle.
Mike Vorkunov: Mitchell Robinson is out tonight with that sprained right ankle. Fizdale: "Most 19-year-olds think they can heal overnight, which they do and I hate them for it." And Emmanuel Mudiay will start tonight instead of Trey Burke. Fizdale wants to see if that helps Mudiay.
One game after baiting Washington’s Markieff Morris into an ejection, Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson was forced to leave early, suffering a sprained right ankle early in the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ 107-102 victory over the Nets at Barclays Center on Wednesday. ... Knicks coach David Fizdale said the injury “is not terribly bad, but I think he got a pretty good sprain.’’ Robinson differed. “It’s good — just a little tweak,’’ Robinson said. “I’m definitely going to be playing Friday. It ain’t nothing serious at all. I sprained this one before in summer league.”
Marc Berman: Rookie C Mitchell Robinson will play finale but Luke Kornet will now rest sprained ankle. Kornet, who had a hamstring, played just one game.
Adrian Wojnarowski: A sprained left ankle has limited 7-footer Mitchell Robinson to only jump shooting in recent workouts, sources tell ESPN. He will be back to full strength soon. He's the 28th-rated prospect in the ESPN Top 100.
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