Chandler, who had a magnetic resonance imaging examination late last week, declined to elaborate on the injuries Monday. He has previously referred to a sprain in the wrist and a deep bone bruise in the hand. No surgery is necessary, but the injuries could take six weeks to heal, he said.
“It’s a situation where I don’t think I’m going to hurt it any more playing,” he said. “It’s just moreso the pain.”
The injuries were sustained two weeks ago, in a Knicks victory over the Dallas Mavericks, Chandler’s former team. The teams play again Tuesday, when Chandler will receive his 2010-11 championship ring.
Chandler has been playing with medical tape wrapped around his wrist. On Sunday, he added protective black padding, which helps absorb contact but makes it harder to catch the ball. He fumbled a pass from Jeremy Lin in Sunday’s loss in Boston because of the padding.
“It’s just those kind of situations where it’s close and the ball comes quick,” he said. But he will continue to wear the pad, saying, “It’s even worse without it.”