Knicks' Mitchell Robinson has ankle surgery, sources say - ESPN

14 May 2024

Brian Windhorst, ESPN Senior WriterMay 13, 2024, 06:29 PM ET

Close NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books

NEW YORK -- Knicks center Mitchell Robinson had surgery on his left ankle Monday, his second procedure on the ankle this season, league sources told ESPN.

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Robinson was already deemed to be out for the rest of the playoffs after imaging found a stress reaction following Game 1 of the Knicks' series against the Indiana Pacers last week. After consultation with doctors, it was decided he needed the procedure. He will be re-evaluated in 6-8 weeks.

Robinson initially re-injured the ankle in the first-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers. He missed Game 4 of that series to deal with the injury but returned for three more games before being forced to shut it down.

Robinson had a surgery on a stress fracture in December and missed 50 games, returning in March with just 11 games left in the season. He averaged 5.6 points and 8.5 rebounds in 31 regular-season games.

The Knicks play the Pacers in Game 5 of their 2-2 series on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

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