Marcus Camby injury: Veteran center has plantar fasciitis, out Thursday, if not longer

Bruce Bennett

Marcus Camby hasn't been able to play much for the New York Knicks, and will sit Thursday night with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The 38-year-old has only managed to get into six games for the Knicks, scoring only two points.

Marcus Camby will not be available to play Thursday night against the Miami Heat, as an MRI revealed he has plantar fasciitis.

Camby hasn't played in any of the games in the team's four-game win streak, although he wasn't officially ruled unavailable until the team's Sunday game against the Phoenix Suns. He had an MRI during that game, revealing plantar fasciitis, a foot issue that will keep him out for "a couple days." His status for Saturday's game against the Chicago Bulls is still up in the air.

The 38-year-old Camby has unsurprisingly dealt with various bumps and bruises throughout his second stint with the Knicks after being traded to the team in the offseason. Thus far, he's only been able to play six times, and even then only in sparing minutes. He's only scored two points -- that's 0.3 a game -- although he is grabbing 2.5 rebounds an appearance. He's played the least of any Knick besides the injured Iman Shumpert and Amar'e Stoudemire.

The team has turned to Rasheed Wallace, who spent the last year out of the league, as Tyson Chandler's backup at center. Depth was an issue when Wallace got ejected after only 85 seconds in the team's game Sunday, but Kurt Thomas slid up from power forward when Chandler needed a breather, with Chris Copeland seeing minutes as well.

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