After undergoing an MRI last week, Eddy Curry was diagnosed with a torn myofascial band in his right calf. The Knicks announced today that he is done for the season.
It is yet another obscure injury for Curry, who on the first day of training camp tore the plantaris muscle in his left calf. That injury, which is generally more common in tennis players, required blood to be drained from the area to reduce swelling. Curry also took the time during that recovery to reduce swelling in other areas of his body. When he returned a month later, he was noticably thinner.
That will continue to be the challenge for Curry after this latest injury, which has kept him from being able to run.
With his season officially over -- Curry appeared in seven games for a total of 62 minutes this season and 10 games and 73 minutes over the last two -- it's fair to wonder if Curry will be seen again in a Knicks uniform. He has an $11.2M option for next season that he already said he will exercise, so what is left to figure out is if he will be traded this summer as an expiring contract or, perhaps, bought out.
Meanwhile, the Knicks will find out tomorrow if Wilson Chandler's season is also over. Team doctors will meet him in Portland to evaluate his groin injury and see if it has improved enough for him to play in the final nine games of the season. With such little time left and nothing to play for, there is little reason to believe the Knicks would allow Chandler to risk playing and causing a setback that could impact his offseason. Last year he played through pain in his ankle and it was discovered in June that he had bone spurs, which required surgery and caused him to get a very late start on his offseason conditioning program.