Knicks' Mitchell Robinson opens up on hand injury after surgery: 'I feel amazing'

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Mitchell Robinson throws down two-handed dunk
Mitchell Robinson throws down two-handed dunk

Four days after he underwent surgery to repair a fracture in his right hand, Knicks center Mitchell Robinson shared a positive update on the early recovery Saturday.

Robinson, who suffered the injury in last Friday's 109-91 win at the Washington Wizards, is keeping an optimistic outlook as he remains around his teammates from practices to games.

"I feel great, by the way -- I feel amazing, I'm good," Robinson said. "But basically, what I've been doing now is I've just been doing the (stationary) bike, a few little running here and there. I've been watching the team practice so I can stay updated, just in case -- if they change something, something gets added. I've really just been focusing on that and staying in shape."

Robinson took to Instagram after the procedure Tuesday with an upbeat message to Knicks fans. He also revealed this was his first surgery, which explains why Robinson seemed to be so unsure he even injured his hand in last week's game.

"It was crazy because, at first, I didn't know -- you know what I mean?" Robinson said. "So I ... just thought it was a little numb thing and I can just shake it off, come right back. But it just started aching, so I was like, 'Something ain't right.' So we checked and looked and stuff."

Robinson started all 27 games while averaging 8.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals in 28.8 minutes. While backup Nerlens Noel takes over in his place, Robinson remains unsure of when exactly he will return.

"Actually, I have not done that," said Robinson, when asked if there was a date circled on the calendar, who is projected to miss 4-6 weeks and will be reevaluated after the All-Star break around March 5-10. "I mean, I'm really waiting on to see what the docs say and stuff like that. Like, I'm leaving it up to them -- you know what I mean? So, yeah, it's really (up to) them. I'm really patient with it."

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New York
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Detroit
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