Updates from Wednesday, April 16
ESPN's Ian Begley has an update on Martin:
Kenyon Martin says he will probably get surgery on his ankle shortly after the season. He hopes to return to the #Knicks next year.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) April 16, 2014
Updates from Thursday, Feb. 27
Newsday's Al Iannazzone has an update on Martin's status:
Woodson said Kenyon Martin is still in a walking boot and doesn't know when he'll return.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) February 27, 2014
Updates from Tuesday, Feb. 18
Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports Kenyon Martin will not be traveling with the Knicks during their next 4 games:
Mike Woodson said Kenyon Martin (ankle) will not join the Knicks on this 4-game trip.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) February 18, 2014
Updates from Wednesday, Feb. 5
Ian Begley of ESPN reports Kenyon Martin is likely out this week:
Kenyon Martin will "probably" be out for the rest of the week, Mike Woodson says. #Knicks— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 5, 2014
Marc Berman of the New York Post says Martin believes he'll be out until after the All-Star break:
Kenyon said he will shut it down until after All-Star Break. Is in a walking boot. Can't play in pain any longer.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) February 6, 2014
Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal provides more details from Martin:
Martin: "I'll be out for a little while. Not sure how long, but probably longer than a week." Says he'd been playing thru too much pain.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) February 5, 2014
Updates from Monday, Feb. 3
Ian Begley of ESPN has the latest on Kenyon Martin:
#Knicks say Kenyon Martin will not play tonight due to ankle soreness.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 3, 2014
Updates from Thursday, Jan. 30
Newsday's Al Iannazzone reports on Kenyon Martin's status for tonight's contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers:
No Shumpert, Bargnani, Kenyon, Stoudemire and Udrih tonight for the Knicks— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) January 30, 2014
Updates from Tuesday, Jan. 28
Ian Begley of ESPN New York provides some good news for Knicks fans:
Kenyon Martin will play for the #Knicks tonight after missing approx 10 days with an ankle injury— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) January 28, 2014
Updates from Wednesday, Jan. 22
Marc Berman of the New York Post reports Kenyon Martin believes he'll return to the lineup next Thursday:
K-Mart said in locker room he'll be back at two-week mark and no sooner. That's next Thursday.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) January 22, 2014
Updates from Friday, Jan. 17
Newsday's Al Iannazzone offers an update on Martin's status:
New York Knicks power forward Kenyon Martin exited Thursday, Jan. 16's game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse with a sprained left ankle.
The team's official PR Twitter account reported the news, indicating that Martin would not return to the court for the remainder of the contest:
Kenyon Martin has a sprained left ankle and will not return.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) January 17, 2014
After the game Al Iannazzone of Newsday provided an update on Martin's status:
Woodson said Amare and Kenyon will probably miss a few games— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) January 17, 2014
Martin has taken on a bigger role with the Knicks thanks to his own play, along with the illness center Tyson Chandler has been dealing with. Chandler missed four consecutive games before the team's recent loss to Charlotte.
For this game against the Eastern Conference-leading Pacers, Chandler is continuing to gut it out—something the New York Times' Scott Cacciola weighed in on after Martin went down:
Kenyon Martin done with a sprained left ankle. Tyson Chandler coughing into a towel. Pablo Prigioni in street clothes.— Scott Cacciola (@ScottCacciola) January 17, 2014
The 36-year-old Martin has provided a spark but has done so in an aggressive way, perhaps to a fault at times in racking up five personal fouls in four of his previous five games.
Losing Martin makes the Knicks front line even thinner—not a positive development when facing the likes of Indiana, who can get physical and pound opponents on the boards.
New York has been one of the worst rebounding squads in the Association this season, which is part of the reason for its struggle to a record well below .500. Hopefully this is a temporary issue for Martin and the sprain isn't too severe, though it doesn't help that he's at such a late stage of his career.