Carmelo Anthony Injury: Updates on Knicks Star's Ankle and Return

Daniel KramerFeatured Columnist

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Carmelo Anthony suffered an ankle injury on Jan. 12 against the Boston Celtics but is ready to return to the court.

Continue for updates.

Anthony Active vs. 76ers

Monday, Jan. 18

The New York Knicks announced that Anthony is available to play on Monday afternoon against the Philadelphia 76ers. Head coach Derek Fisher told reporters Anthony will start the contest.

Anthony's Ankle X-Ray Results Revealed 

Tuesday, Jan. 12

The Knicks announced that X-rays on Anthony's right ankle were negative. 

Injuries Continue to Nag Anthony

Anthony sprained his ankle in a December game against the Orlando Magic, but up until that point, he’d played in all but one game this season.

Anthony’s attrition was widely chronicled last year, when he battled injuries and played through pain that eventually culminated with season-ending knee surgery in February.

Before then, the most time he’d ever missed in a season was 17 games in 2006-07 while playing with the Denver Nuggets.

The Knicks are much improved from their franchise-worst season a year ago, but they still hover around the .500 mark and are currently on the outside looking in on the Eastern Conference playoffs.