Marcus Camby to miss time with plantar fasciitis in left foot

Marcus Camby sips a beverage after practice. (Oct.

Marcus Camby sips a beverage after practice. (Oct. 1, 2012) (Credit: David Pokress)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Marcus Camby went from being seldom-used to unavailable after an MRI revealed he has plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

Camby said he would miss at least "a couple of days," including Thursday night's game in Miami. It could be a bad week for the Knicks to be down bodies. Wednesday started a stretch of four games in five nights. Camby might not be available for any of them.

"They said monitor it and get some treatment on it," Camby said. "See how I am in a couple of days."

Camby said he woke up sore on Sunday and had the MRI on his foot during the Knicks' victory over the Suns, although Mike Woodson said no tests had been done.

Woodson has been playing Rasheed Wallace, Kurt Thomas and recently Chris Copeland ahead of Camby, who has logged just 46 minutes in six games.

 

That's Amar'e

Amar'e Stoudemire made the trip, but Woodson said he doesn't know when he can practice. Stoudemire tweeted Tuesday, "Be back soon. Stay tuned." Stoudemire, who hasn't given interviews since Oct. 19, has been shooting and running. But he hasn't been cutting, and will have to go through some practices to test his left knee before he can return. "The next step is for him to be able to cut, push and do things of that nature," Woodson said. "I don't think he's at that point."

 

D'Antoni will figure it out

Woodson was asked to weigh in on the Lakers and Mike D'Antoni after surprising back-to-back losses to Orlando and Houston. "I wish Mike nothing but the best out there in LA," Woodson said. "I know they've had some struggles as a late but he'll figure it out. My concern is mainly here in New York."

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