(Reuters) – New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony will be sidelined for one to two weeks with a strained right groin, the National Basketball Association team said Tuesday.
Anthony, the Knicks’ leading scorer, apparently was hurt while throwing an alley-oop pass to center Tyson Chandler midway through the first quarter of Monday’s 99-88 victory over the Utah Jazz.
He left the game on the Knicks’ next possession and did not return.
Anthony, who was recently named a starter in this year’s February 26 All-Star game in Orlando, is averaging 22.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists in his second season with New York.
The Knicks also are without second leading scorer Amar’e Stoudemire, whose brother was killed Monday in an automobile accident.
(Reporting By Gene Cherry in Salvo North Carolina; editing by Steve Ginsburg)