Tim Hardaway Jr. Injury: Updates on Knicks Guard's Ankle and Return

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 1, 2014

Updates from Wednesday, April 2

Al Iannazzone of Newsday provides an update on Tim Hardaway Jr.:

Updates from Tuesday, April 1

Marc Berman of the New York Post has the latest on Tim Hardaway Jr.:

Original Text

Just when things were starting to turn around for the New York Knicks in their quest for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the injury bug reared its ugly head.

Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal alerted fans that the victim was Tim Hardaway Jr.:

Rotoworld Basketball did provide some solace for Knicks fans, though, in the form of X-ray results:

Before exiting the game against the Utah Jazz, Hardaway Jr. scored 10 points, dished out two assists and grabbed two rebounds. The Knicks managed to secure the victory against the lowly Jazz despite Hardaway’s injury, which was critical given the late stage of the season.

New York is currently locked in a tight battle with the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, so any time that Hardaway misses will certainly hurt.

Given the way the Indiana Pacers have played lately, if the Knicks could secure that final spot there is a chance they could come away with a series win (assuming the No. 1 seed isn’t Miami). However, having a healthy Hardaway would help the cause.

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