Dec. 21, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Marcus Camby (23) warms up before the game against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Camby to miss 2-4 weeks

Just when it looked like that Marcus Camby was starting to round into form and become a key part of the New York Knicks rotation, the 38-year old big man had yet another setback.

December 28, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; New York Knicks center Marcus Camby (23) holds onto the ball before falling out of bounds against the Sacramento Kings in the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Kings defeated the Knicks 106-105. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Camby will miss 2-4 weeks after reinjuring his foot Thursday night against the Indiana Pacers.

The Knicks announced an MRI confirmed Camby has strained the plantar fascia in his left foot and could be sidelined until after the All-Star break.

Camby had missed 12 games with plantar fasciitis earlier this season and didn’t return until Christmas. He had started the last four games and was finally making a contribution. He had seven points in the first five minutes Thursday against the Pacers before reinjuring his foot early in the third quarter on a driving layup attempt as he landed awkwardly.

Overall between the calf he injured early in training camp and the foot injury, Camby has missed 22 of the Knicks 36 games this season.

With Camby and Rasheed Wallace both currently out of the lineup with foot injuries, the Knicks have no depth upfront.

While it was rumored that they were interested in free agent forward Kenyon Martin, don’t expect them to sign him as it looks like they will give Wallace and Camby the opportunity to get healthy before looking to add to the roster, which is already maxed out at 15.

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