Knox sprains ankle in third game with Knicks

New York Knicks rookie forward Kevin Knox needed to be helped off the court after rolling his left ankle Saturday against the Boston Celtics.

Knox sprained his ankle, but X-rays were negative. He was injured as he drove toward the rim and stepped awkwardly as he prepared to go up for a contested layup and was fouled by Terry Rozier III.

Head coach David Fizdale didn't know if Knox would need an MRI. Knox's status to make the trip for the Knicks' game against the Bucks in Milwaukee on Monday is unclear.

"Hopefully his 19-year-old healing body will kick in and he can heal pretty quick," Fizdale said. "Most 19-year-olds heal pretty fast."

Teammates Noah Vonleh and Mario Hezonja helped to carry Knox off the floor and toward the locker room.

"I had a real bad feeling in my gut when he went down," Fizdale said. "Where my angle was at I could see the thing basically hit the floor, roll to the floor. I knew right away when he stayed down that it was a one. I feel for the kid. He's had his fair share of adversity already. ... It's the roller coaster of our league. This is good for him. He's going to learn from this."

The Knicks selected Knox out of Kentucky with the No. 9 overall pick in this summer's NBA draft. The lanky forward averaged 13.5 points in his first two games.

Knox played only four minutes before going down against the Celtics. He missed his only field-goal attempt and made one of two free throws for one point.

--Field Level Media

10/21/2018 3:02

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