New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler may miss four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his right leg during his team’s 102-97 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday.
An organization official announced the player’s injury Wednesday, adding that X-rays showed no ligament or nerve damage and surgery is not necessary at this time. Chandler went down after colliding with Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker in the first quarter. He has a small fracture in the fibula in his lower leg.
The Knicks (1-) are off to slow start after taking the Atlantic Division title last season – the team’s first time winning that title since 1994.
The 7-foot Chandler will be missed on the Knicks defense and rebounding at the rim.
“He’s a big piece to what we do,” coach Mike Woodson said after the game.