Knicks' Mitchell Robinson expected to miss 4-6 weeks with fractured hand

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Corey Hersch
·1 min read
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Mitchell Robinson grips New York jersey
Mitchell Robinson grips New York jersey

After fracturing his right hand in the Knicks’ win over the Wizards on Friday, Mitchell Robinson was evaluated by the team medical staff on Saturday, with surgery recommended for the 22-year-old.

A further update will be provided early next week following Robinson's surgical consultation, according to the team.

League sources have also told SNY NBA Insider Ian Begley that Robinson is hopeful to return within a 4-6 week timeline, which was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Robinson played 19 minutes in the first half and collected a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds, but did not return when the teams came back from halftime.

Julius Randle said after the game that the injury occurred when Robinson’s hand collided with Randle’s elbow when Robinson attempted to challenge a shot.

"It was probably the best half of the year for him,” head coach Tom Thibodeau said after Friday’s game. “Obviously, we know how important he is to the team. Any time someone gets hurt, you certainly feel for him."

In 27 games this season, Robinson has averaged 8.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, along with 1.2 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.

Thibodeau also said after the game that it will be a collective effort to try to replace Robinson, with Nerlens Noel and Taj Gibson expected to get the lion’s share of the minutes at center.