January 5, 2013; Orlando FL, USA; Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson (14) drives to the basket as New York Knicks center Marcus Camby (23) defends during the second half at Amway Center. New York Knicks defeated the Orlando Magic 114-106. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Camby re-injures foot in loss to Pacers

The injuries just never seem to go away for the New York Knicks.

The latest victim is Marcus Camby, who has not only been often injured this season, but his entire Knicks career as well.

Nov. 9, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Marcus Camby (23) smiles on the court against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 104-94. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Overall, Camby has missed 21 of the Knicks 35 games this season with calf and foot injuries.

It was reported during the TNT telecast that Camby was being diagnosed with a “sore left foot.” Camby will be evaluated Friday in New York, where the Knicks face the Chicago Bulls.

Before he left the game, Camby was playing very well Thursday night.  He scored seven points in the first seven minutes of the game. In addition, he grabbed five rebounds and had a block in only 20 minutes.

It’s doubtful that he is uniform Friday night, which puts the Knicks in a bind as they could use his big body in the lineup.

In the meantime I would expect Kurt Thomas to get the start and Chris Copeland to see some increased minutes, even with Carmelo Anthony coming back from suspension.

As for Amar’e Stoudemire, I wouldn’t expect him to see more than 20-22 minutes. That’s a number that could go way down because it is the second game of a back-to-back and the Knicks may not want to put Stoudemire’s knee through that just yet.

With Rasheed Wallace and Camby both out, there will be even more speculation about free agent Kenyon Martin, but while the Knicks could use the frontcourt depth right now, it is doubtful they make a quick decision on Martin right now.

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