Chandler rules out surgery, says wrist isn't fractured
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Tyson Chandler said his hand is not broken and that he won't need surgery after the season. But he can't explain what exactly is wrong with his left wrist.
"It's hurt," Chandler said. "I've been banged up throughout the season, but it's all right. I don't have a fracture. I don't know for sure what it is. It's too complicated, basically, and if I try to explain it, I'm not a doctor and I'm going to sound [silly]."
Chandler injured his wrist in a fall Feb. 19 against Dallas. He has said he has a bone bruise and swelling around the nerves, and reiterated Saturday that he won't require a procedure to repair it. "It's nothing like that," Chandler said. "I came down awkwardly and it's given me problems since, but it's not something that's surgical."
'Not counting on' Amar'e
Lin had knee surgery last week and could miss up to six weeks. Stoudemire's timetable is two to four weeks from when he got an epidural shot for the bulging disc in his back. That was 11 days ago. But Stoudemire has done very little shooting and no court work.
"I'm not counting on Amar'e right now to come back," Woodson said. "I'm dealing with the guys that we have healthy that are in uniform."
Of Lin, Woodson said: "He's out a while. He's going to be out six, I don't know how many weeks. So I'm not really counting on him to return right now."
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