Carmelo Anthony Out With Strained Groin

February 7, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Charlotte Bobcats v New York Knicks
Carmelo Anthony leads the Knicks in scoring. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will miss one to two weeks with a strained right groin suffered in Monday night’s 99–88 win over Utah at Madison Square Garden, according to a report on NBA.com.

He left Monday’s game after playing just six minutes, and fortunately for New York guard Jeremy Lin stepped up in Anthony’s absence scoring a team-high 28 points in the victory.

Anthony has missed three games thus far this season for the 10-15 Knicks though his various ailments have taken a toll on his performance. Anthony’s scoring average of 22.3 points per game leads the team, but represents his lowest output since the 2004-05 season with Denver—his second year in the league.

The Knicks next game is Wednesday night at Washington.