Chris Redd reportedly undergoing surgery for injuries sustained in New York attack
Chris Redd has undergone surgery to repair a ruptured right quad tendon in his left knee. After sustaining the injury playing for the Knicks, he had surgery the next day. The injury occurred in April in New York.
“The surgery was a success,” the Knicks said in a statement. “We anticipate Chris will be back for the start of the NBA season after about ten weeks.”
Coach Jeff Hornacek said his star center had improved from the surgery and is expected to be back in action for the regular season.
“He’s still in a great deal of pain,” the coach said. “But it’ll be a couple of weeks before we can see his knee fully back to normal.”
The 6-foot-11, 240-pound Redd appeared to lose his starting job to Jeremy Lin in training camp. He didn’t play in the Knicks’ season opener because of a calf injury originally suffered against Brooklyn on Jan. 15.
“My knee was fine at every point in training camp,” said Redd, who had his knee examined by Dr. Richard Stead in New York.
“It was bothering me every day in training camp,” Redd told ESPNNewYork.com shortly after returning to the Knicks. “But I don’t think it affected my confidence. I felt that if I went out and played hard and ran through every drill, my knee was fine.”
Chris Redd is a 3-point shooter who’s best on the defensive end and one of only two players in the NBA with a 30-inch vertical leap. He averaged 9.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a rookie, when he was the starting center for the Knicks last year.
He was named the Eastern Conference rookie of the month for January and was second in the Eastern Conference in blocks (3.2 per game) and steals (2.9 per game).
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