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Carmelo Anthony Leaves Knicks' Game Against Jazz With Strained Groin

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony left in the first quarter of Monday's game against the Utah Jazz with a strained right groin.

The All-Star scorer appeared to injure his groin after throwing an alley-oop to Tyson Chandler midway through the first quarter. He faked a 3-point attempt, then pulled up and lobbed a pass to Chandler. He hobbled down the floor clutching his upper thigh.

This isn't the first injury concern for Anthony this season -- he also missed two games in late January with wrist, thumb and ankle injuries. He's averaging 23.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game when he does play.