"No Timeline" For Return Of Knicks Forward, Out Longer Than Expected

The New York Knicks are going to have to make due for longer than expected without their valuable backup power forward Obi Toppin. Reports say he's "getting better" but there is no timeline on his return.

He suffered a non-dispaced fracture of the fibula head about three weeks ago, but his workouts are still limited to spot-up shooting, pool work and upper-body weightlifting, according to Stefan Bondy of the Daily News. No running at this point. 

He was said at the time of the injury to be out for 2-3 weeks until a re-evaluation of the leg, but now there are "at least a couple more re-evaluations" still in his future. “I’m not frustrated but I definitely want to be out there with those guys,” Toppin said.

He's missed 11 games so far, and counting. The Knicks have lost four straight, and are 18-17.  

Julius Randle's minutes—and production—have gone up since Toppin's injury, as he's averaging over 27 points per game in that span, and about 38 minutes.

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