New York Knicks center Ronny Turiaf has recovered from his hand injury suffered this summer and is ready to play in the NBA once the lockout ends. Turiaf was expected to play for the French national basketball team in EuroBasket 2011, but the injury prevented him from representing his country.
The Knicks will need Turiaf's energy and aggressiveness on the defense end; you can be sure the coaching staff was worried when he was initially sidelined.
“I’m out for another week or so and am just waiting to see if the fracture is fully healed or not and then I should be good to go,” Turiaf said.
“I really don’t have any other choice, so it’s not something I think about if it’s hard or not to not play. It’s not by choice and is now just a chance for me to deal with the adversity. And when I fall down I’m going to get up and run at you even faster, so I have no doubt that something great will come from my play in the long run.”
Ronny Turiaf is an integral part of the Knicks defensive system and although he is limited when it comes to scoring, Turiaf can change the outcome of a game with his style of play.