Mar 18, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd (5) dribbles up court during the first half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks: X-Rays on Jason Kidd come back negative

In what has become a season filled with injuries for the New York Knicks, Jason Kidd has been among the victims hit by the injury bug.

March 17, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd (5) attempts a three point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Kidd and the Knicks may have survived a scare for now when the future Hall of Famer appeared to injure his hand and wrist in the third quarter on Monday night’s win over the Utah Jazz when he swiped at a ball playing defense late in the third quarter.

ESPN’s Jared Zwerling reported that the Knicks announced that X-rays on the injury were negative after Kidd left the locker room in Utah with his left hand and wrist heavily wrapped.

Kidd has struggled with his shot mightily, shooting only 19.6 percent from the floor and 15.6 percent  from behind the arc in the month of  February, followed by a less-than-spectacular month of March in which he has made only 33.9 percent of his attempts, including 31.3 of his long-rage attempts. A bad wrist won’t help those numbers much.

Even with his struggles though, the Knicks can’t afford to be without Kidd in the lineup as he usually brings so much more to the table  than shooting the rock.

However all signs point to Kidd not missing any time.

“It’s just a bruise, that’s all,” Kidd told Zwerling. “I hit somebody’s arm. I’m good. It’s fine.”

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