Raymond Felton: MRI Reveals Bone Bruise on Hand

New York Knicks’ point guard Raymond Felton will be listed as day-to-day for Wednesday’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats after suffering a bone bruise on his left hand late in Sunday’s 106-99 win over the Phoenix Suns.

Dec 2, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton (2) drives past Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic (1) during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 106-99. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Felton hurt his hand while trying to split a double team in the fourth quarter and told ESPN’s Ian Begley that the pain was concentrated in his thumb, which was visibly swollen after the game.

“It’s swollen right now,” Felton said. “It’s a lot of pain, but we’ll see what happens.”

He underwent an MRI Sunday evening to determine the extent of the injury and probably got lucky that the results didn’t come back much worse.

The good news is that the injury is to Felton’s non-shooting hand, so it’s possible that if the swelling goes down that he could maybe tape it up and play on Wednesday.

With Jason Kidd still out of the lineup with back spasms, it leaves Pablo Prigioni as the only healthy point guard currently on the Knicks roster.

The hand injury didn’t affect Felton on Sunday, as he finished with 23 points, seven assists and three rebounds in 39 minutes of play.

If he is forced to miss any amount of time, he will be missed as he is averaging 14.6 points and 6.7 assists while shooting 41 percent from the floor and 40 percent from behind the arc on the season.

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