Report: Melo has slight hamstring injury

August, 9, 2012
8/09/12
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Carmelo Anthony has reportedly been playing with a slight amount of pain throughout the Olympics.

According to the New York Daily News, Anthony has been dealing with a sore hamstring for the past "several days." But Anthony told the paper that the injury is minor.

"I'm fine," Anthony said on Thursday. "It's nothing serious."

Anthony has been one of Team USA's top scorers in the Olympics, averaging 17.4 points per game (second to Kevin Durant's 18.6 ppg).

In what appears to be a precautionary measure, the Knicks have sent a trainer to London to monitor Anthony's injury.

Anthony and Team USA will face Argentina in the semifinal round on Friday.

The United States beat Argentina 126-97 on Monday, in the final game of pool play. In that game, Anthony was hit in the groin by guard Facundo Campozzi after hitting a 3-pointer. Both teams were upset over the incident, so there could be some carryover on Friday.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
27.4 3.1 1.2 38.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsC. Anthony 8.1
AssistsP. Prigioni 3.5
StealsI. Shumpert 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2