It’s official. As expected, the New York Knicks have announced that Carmelo Anthony will be out for the rest of the season.
The NBA star is set to undergo surgery on his left knee soon, which will sideline him for the rest of the season.
Melo has been feeling soreness in his left knee for months, but despite the injury, he put in 30 minutes during the NBA All-Star Game over the weekend, notching 14 points on 6-of-20 shooting. Before the game, he told reporters that it was “very likely” he would shut it down after the break.
The specific nature of his knee injury is unclear.
The Knicks say after the surgery, he’ll be out for around eight weeks, which would allow him to resume his offseason workouts on schedule and be healthy for training camp.
The current season has been wash for the Knicks, who currently hold an NBA worst record of 10-43.