Tyson Chandler leaves preseason game with hurt knee

Woodson will be front and center when the same two teams open the 2012-13 season at Barclay’s Center in downtown Brooklyn on Nov. 1. The same, however, cannot be said of starting center Tyson Chandler, who suffered an undisclosed knee injury in the first quarter Wednesday night.

Chandler, who banged knees with Gerald Wallace, left the game for precautionary reasons and did not return. The severity of the injury is unknown and if Chandler were to be sidelined the Knicks would be without the NBA’s reigning defensive player of the year.

Chandler’s back-up, Marcus Camby, has missed the entire preseason with a strained calf and Woodson is not sure if Camby will be available next week. Rasheed Wallace is available but has yet to play in the preseason while Amar’e Stoudemire is expected to miss two to three weeks with a knee injury.

– Reported by Frank Isola of the New York Daily News