Bad news bears. Again. Not too long after the New York Knicks received good news that Tyson Chandler may return as early as Wednesday night, their point guard (the best one on their roster), Pablo Prigioni, went down in tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards, and will miss up to two weeks.
Pablo Prigioni has a hairline fracture of his right great toe. Surgery is not required. He is expected to be out at least two weeks.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) December 17, 2013
The 36-year-old suffered a hairline fracture on his right big toe early in the third quarter — at least the injury does not require surgery — but his absence will hurt the Knicks. With the injury, that leaves Beno Udrih as the Knicks’ only healthy point guard on the roster; starting point guard Raymond Felton will also miss up to three weeks with a sprained hamstring.
For the season, Prigioni is averaging four points, 3.2 assists, and 1.9 rebounds per game. Not exactly stats that jump out at you, but it seemed that Prigioni was the only player capable of moving the ball well; it also helped that he didn’t commit too many turnovers (0.7 turnovers per game).