Carmelo Anthony Won’t Need Shoulder Surgery

May 18, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George (24) takes a charge against New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) in game six of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers won 106-99. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

A week after there was speculation that New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony needed surgery on his injured shoulder, Anthony himself shined some light on the topic, on Thursday.

From Marc Berman of the New York Post: “Much better. It feels much better. I have had about four to five weeks to let it rest and heal up,” said Melo. “It’s not 100 percent yet but it’s much better.” When the forward was asked if he still needed surgery, he said he didn’t. “Nah, I don’t think I will need surgery.”

(Sighs of relief all over New York)

Anthony, who had an amazing 2012-13 NBA season, leading the Knicks to the second round of the playoffs on a bad shoulder, and averaging a career-best 28.7 points (winning the scoring title) per game in the regular season, is an integral part of the Knicks roster and he gives the team a chance to win a championship as long as he’s around.

Topics: Basketball, Carmelo Anthony, NBA, New York Knicks

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