Carmelo Anthony Reportedly Played With a Partially Torn Labrum in Left Shoulder During Playoffs

Melo may need surgery.

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On April 14, Carmelo Anthony started experiencing chronic pain after injuring his left shoulder against the Indiana Pacers. Over time, the pain subsided but it was re-aggravated all over again after Kevin Garnett pulled Anthony's left arm. Following that Game 5 incident, Carmelo said "he was experiencing the sensation of his arm shoulder popping out of the socket which is common for someone suffering from a torn labrum." 

Fast forward to today where the New York Daily News is reporting that Melo played 12 playoff games with a partially torn labrum in that same shoulder. The Knicks have advised Anthony to rest for three to four weeks and then have the shoulder re-evaluated. If things do not look better, Carmelo will require surgery and possibly jeopardize his chances of being available at the start of training camp in October. 

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[via New York Daily News]

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