New York Knicks Lose Forward With Fibula Fracture

The New York Knicks have lost a key bench component, as they've learned that power forward Obi Toppin has suffered a leg injury that will keep him out for a few weeks at least. 

The Knicks say Toppin sustained a "non-displaced fracture in his right fibula head" during last night’s 113-89 win over the Atlanta Hawks. 

It's hard to determine exactly how the injury occurred. He stayed in the game for four minutes, but then exited for good. An MRI revealed the extent of the damage. Toppin will be reevaluated in 2-3 weeks. To be clear, that doesn't necessarily mean he returns in 2-3 weeks... just "reevaluated."

The 24-year-old 3rd-year man is averaging 7.7 points and 3.8 rebounds, while shooting 35.1% from behind the arc in about 17 minutes per game. 

The Knicks are at 12-13, sitting 9th place in the Eastern Conference. 

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