The Knicks fear that Rasheed Wallace could be lost for the season with a foot injury. (Gregory Shamus/NBA/Getty Images)
New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace has not played in a month due to a stress reaction in his left foot and the team fears he could be lost for the rest of the season, ESPN.com reports.
Wallace has not played since Dec. 15 and is averaging 7.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in a little less than 15 minutes a game this season. The report says that there are some in the Knicks organization that want to pursue a free agent to replace Wallace if he is going to miss this rest of the season. The Knicks are 24-13, one-half game behind the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference.
As the uncertainty surrounding Rasheed Wallace’s left foot injury lingers, members of the New York Knicks organization fear Wallace will be out for an extended period, possibly for the entire season, two league sources told ESPNNewYork.com. “He’ll be back — but when, I don’t know,” Woodson said. “We’re gradually trying to get him back where he can run again so he can get back in a uniform. But when, we don’t know when yet.”
Currently, the Knicks are at the NBA capacity of a 15-man roster, meaning the team would likely have to cut a player to make room for a replacement for Wallace.