carmelo anthony

Carmelo Anthony played 12 playoff games with a partially torn left shoulder, the Daily News has learned.

An MRI of Anthony’s shoulder revealed a partially torn labrum, according to a Knicks source and there is a possibility that Anthony may need surgery. The Knicks are hopeful that the injury will heal on its own and the club has told Anthony to rest for the next three to four weeks at which point he will be re-evaluated.

The Daily News reported on Monday that Anthony was scheduled to have his shoulder examined by team doctors after experiencing chronic pain dating back to April 14th when he originally injured his arm against the Indiana Pacers.

Anthony then re-injured it in Game 5 against the Boston and later reported that he was experiencing the sensation of his arm shoulder popping out of the socket which is common for someone suffering from a torn labrum.

– Reported by Frank Isola of theĀ New York Daily News