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.
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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