New York Knicks center Marcus Camby will be sidelined seven to ten days with a strained left calf, ESPN New York reports. Camby, now 38 years old, did not participate in the Knicks' practice on Friday and an MRI later revealed the strain.
Although Camby is anticipating an exciting 82-game season with the Knicks, he is getting up there in age and it will take some time for him to recover from injuries. Camby will likely miss the Knicks' pre-season games on Oct. 11 against the Wizards and Oct. 13 against the Celtics.
"Injuries creep in and he'll bounce back. It's not a career-ending injury," coach Mike Woodson said after practice on Saturday. "I'm not looking for Marcus to play 30 minutes a game anymore, so if we can just keep him healthy enough to give us some productive minutes -- if it's two, three, four minutes -- that's going to be a plus for our ballclub."
Camby will be backing up Tyson Chandler this upcoming season and those two will present a lot of problems for opponents. Camby and Chandler are two great shot blockers and the Knicks have formed a formidable frontcourt.
The Knicks are gearing up for a thrilling a season and with a very deep roster, the team should experience a lot of success in these coming months.