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Carmelo Anthony plans to ignore injury for playoff push

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New York Knicks star, Carmelo Anthony has said that he plans to continue playing despite currently suffering with an injury.

The Knicks are currently two games behind the Atlanta Hawks in the battle for the eighth seed with just a few games remaining and Anthony wants to see the season out.

CBSSports report that: "Anthony has remained adamant about playing through the injury, saying it doesn't matter what the tests say, he's not missing games."

New York have not publicly announced an MRI scan on Anthony's sprained shoulder and it seems unlikely that they would conduct one if Melo is determined to play regardless.

Coach, Mike Woodson has said that he would only sit Anthony if the player himself asked to be and that again seems unlikely at this stage.

The Knicks' playoff hopes could be over by this weekend as they face tough games against the Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls as they attempt to bite into Atlanta's two-game advantage.

The worry for New York would be that, by continuing to use Anthony they could risk the star's long term health for the playoffs and even next season. That is something which Phil Jackson and Mike Woodson should be trying to avoid.

 

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