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Mitchell Robinson in Knicks limbo after concerning injury

The Knicks appear to be out of danger thanks to Jalen Brunson, who practiced Sunday after twisting his ankle on Friday.

Looks like Mitchell Robinson wasn't so lucky.

The Knicks' starting center did not practice and will undergo further tests on the ankle he injured in Boston on Friday.

Manager Tom Thibodeau did not disclose the details of the test and said he did not know if Robinson would be out for an extended period of time due to injury.

“It's just speculation until we get the report,” Thibodeau said after practice.

Robinson injured his ankle in the first half of the loss to the Celtics and required X-rays, which Thibodeau said were negative.


Mitchell Robinson is averaging a career-high 10.3 rebounds per game this season. NBAE (via Getty Images)

Knicks forward Jalen Brunson practiced Sunday after twisting his ankle in Friday's game against the Celtics.
Knicks forward Jalen Brunson practiced Sunday after twisting his ankle in Friday's game against the Celtics. Getty Images

Robinson was off the bench at the start of the second half, but quickly returned and played nearly five minutes in the third quarter before entering the fourth. After the game, Thibodeau said Robinson was “okay.”

Robinson is one of the NBA's best rebounders and a valuable rim protector. Losing 7 feet of time is a blow to the Knicks, who will likely start Isaiah Hartenstein.

“One of our strengths is [center] position,” Thibodeau said.

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