So I guess all of those votive candles we lit and virgin goats we sacrificed to Cthulhu when a stumbling Kemba Walker went barreling into Tyson Chandler’s knee/leg/stem early in the first quarter of last night’s poop-tastic loss to the Kitties, didn’t really help. Here’s the awful truth:
Tyson Chandler has a small, non-displaced fracture of the right fibula, Knicks announce. No surgery. He's out 4-6 weeks.
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) November 6, 2013
Here’s my first thought…
Much better. Second… Well, I mean, it could have been worse? Right? It could have been ruled a “bruise” and we’d be told he’s “Day-to-day,” a time period in Dolantown (it’s Dolantown, Jake) could mean a scraped shin or an amputation. This is a real, actual thing, with a concrete, painfully-slow, oppressive ticking clock.
We’ll talk more about what this means for the Rube Goldberg device that is the Knickerbocker rotation later today, but Tyson’s the one cog in this wobbly machine they had absolutely no replacement for on the roster. They’re going to need a March ’13-like run from Kenyon Martin, hopefully without turning his weary bones/ligaments/tendons into a substance that resembles guacamole. Logic suggests a return to the Ray-Prigs-Shump-Melo-K-Mart quintet, so…hahahahaha. Logic! I made a funny! If anything, this’ll give Bargs more playing time and ‘solidify’ his starting role. Guh.
Or…Colesanity? Tylersanity? Hope!