Carmelo Anthony Leaves Knicks' Game Against Jazz With Strained Groin

Tuesday February 7th, 2012

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.

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