Chandler (neck) to sit out again

March, 27, 2013
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Knicks center Tyson Chandler will miss Wednesday's game against Memphis due to a lingering neck injury.

Chandler has missed eight games because of the ailment.

It is unclear when he will return. The All-Star center said on Tuesday that he's still feeling lingering pain and "spasms" from a small bulging disc in his neck.

Mike Woodson said before the tip-off Wednesday that the decision to return rests with Chandler.

"He's still day to day," Woodson said. "If he comes in tomorrow and says he wants to play on Friday ... then we'll play him."

Chandler said on Tuesday that he's experiencing a painful sensation from his neck to his shoulders. He will take a cautious approach to returning to the court.

"This is not going to be something that I'm just going to be able to fight through," he said.

The Knicks are 5-2 without Chandler, who is averaging 10.7 points, 11 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.

With Chandler out, Woodson will start Pablo Prigioni, Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin against the Grizzlies.

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