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Knicks Center Mitchell Robinson’s Status Uncertain After Ankle Injury

New York Knicks fans are holding their breath after center Mitchell Robinson exited Wednesday night’s game against the Washington Wizards with an ankle injury [ESPN]. Robinson landed awkwardly after a rebound attempt in the third quarter, immediately grabbing at his right ankle [The Athletic]. He was helped off the court and did not return to the game [ESPN].

The severity of the injury remains unknown. The Knicks have announced that Robinson will undergo an MRI today to determine the extent of the damage [The Athletic]. This news comes at a critical point in the season, as the Knicks are fighting for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Robinson has been a key contributor for the Knicks this season, averaging a career-high 8.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while anchoring their defense [ESPN].

His rim protection and presence in the paint have been instrumental to the Knicks’ success. If Robinson is forced to miss significant time, it would be a major blow to the team’s playoff aspirations. Knicks fans will be anxiously awaiting the results of the MRI. Stay tuned to ESPN: https://www.espn.com/ and The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/ for further updates on Robinson’s status.


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