New York’s Camby Will Miss 2-4 Weeks With Foot Injury

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Marcus Camby was recently sidelined with a foot injury and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. Dr. Marc Blatstein explains how common the injury is.

His long years of running, jumping, and conditioning have played a vital role in his injury.

Marcus Camby, big man for the New York Knicks has recently been sidelined from an injury in his foot that will force him to sit out for two to four weeks. The foot injury we are referring to is a strain to the left plantar fascia, which was confirmed by an MRI. The plantar fascia is the tendons that run along the bottom of your foot. Dr. Marc Blatstein, Podidatrist told us that the injury is common in people who do a lot of running and jumping activities, and over time the tendons get small tears and lose their elasticity.

Camby who 38 years old, was sidelined early in the year with injuries, and had moved into the starting lineup for the Knicks, Camby has been in the league for nearly 16 years, meaning that, that as Dr. Marc Blatstein, Podiatrist explained. “His long years of running, jumping, and conditioning have played a vital role in his injury.” This is a common type of injury among many people in the United States and can be difficult to treat if the proper steps are not taken.
Camby was a collegiate star at the University of Massachusetts, he was just one of four players in men’s college basketball to have 300 or more blocked shots. In 1995-1996 he was named the Naismith Player of the Year, given to the top player in college basketball. Following that he entered the NBA draft and was selected at the second over pick in that draft. He has made seven different stops with different NBA teams and this is his second time being with the New York Knicks.

Dr. Mark Blatstein Podiatrist explained that because Camby is a physical big man and is jumping up and down on almost every play he is in the game, landing back very hard, it is only a matter of time that an NBA player such as himself has injuries like this. Throughout an NBA season many players will complain about soreness in the heel or arches of their feet. Luckily this case was caught at an early enough stage that rest should be the biggest part of recovery. Camby will rejoin his teammates on the Knicks squad who have one of the best records in the Eastern Conference.

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