Carmelo Anthony still won’t have shoulder surgery

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Sunday, August 4th, 2013

After six weeks of rest New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony says the torn labrum he suffered is almost healed. Melo and the team were debating on surgery or rest and Anthony decided on his own to rest.

As the Daily News reported in May, Anthony played the last month of this past season with a partially torn left shoulder. The Knicks and Anthony considered surgery, but Anthony claims the injury is healing on its own and that surgery won’t be needed.

“I took one MRI a couple months ago and it was healing back in place,” he said. “So that was the decision — should I get surgery or should I not? I’m not really a big fan of surgical procedures.

“At the end of the day it was my body, and if I felt as though I needed to go get surgery I was going to get surgery. But at that point I was hoping up until that first MRI that I didn’t need surgery and the Almighty man was with me.” (New York Daily News)

The injury is very slow to heal without surgery so we’ll have to take his word that it’s already healed. Without surgery though I’m nervous about re-injury. There’s a lot riding on that shoulder this year would hate to see one bad follow through wreck the season.

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