Brutal Injury News For Knicks and Mitchell Robinson


The New York Knicks have suffered a major blow, as center Mitchell Robinson will be undergoing ankle surgery and is out for a minimum of at least two months.

The Knicks say that Robinson will be re-evaluated in 8-10 weeks, putting him out until at least mid-February. He suffered the left ankle injury in Friday’s loss to the Celtics.

Robinson has started all 21 games for the Knicks this season, averaging 6.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks in 29 minutes per game. He is the lynchpin to the team's defense, and the NBA's leading offensive rebounder.

He posted on social media today, “Been battling stuff my whole life; some days I feel like I take 10 steps ahead, and others feel like I took 20 steps back; even when I do what I'm supposed to god throws these battles at me that feel like they’re unbeatable no matter what I do.

“I know I shouldn't be letting this stuff get to my mental but over time it just takes over.”

The 25-year-old signed a 4-year, $60M contract with New York this past summer. 

Filling the minutes at the five for the Knicks in Robinson's absence will be  Isaiah Hartenstein and Jericho Sims.

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