Monday, January 23, 2012
Harrellson likely to have surgery this week
By Jared Zwerling
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Josh Harrellson will have his fractured right wrist, suffered against the Nuggets on Saturday, operated on likely in the next couple of days, according to the Knicks. The team, however, didn't confirm a date.
After practice on Monday, Mike D'Antoni was blown away with the rookie's toughness while he was stricken with the injury, which occurred when Harrellson fell to the ground in the latter part of the game.
"Can you believe he's out? Here's a guy who played four minutes with a broken wrist, takes a 3-point shot," he said. "But he's a tough guy. You hate to lose him because I thought he was playing really well. But that's good for the future. He'll be back after All-Star break some time."
Jerome Jordan was called up from the D-League on Monday, likely to replace Harrellson as the Knicks' third-string center. Harrellson had played in all 18 games, averaging 5.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 18 minutes, while shooting 35.6 percent (16-for-45) from downtown.