New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis has had a "setback" in his recovery from a herniated disc. The Knicks do not expect Davis to return until after the All-Star break. The NBA All-Star game is on Feb. 26, 2012.
D'Antoni said about Davis
"I think we had a little bit of a setback. It's safe to say. I don't know how bad." (via Sporting News)
Davis himself disclosed that the "setback" is an infection in his right elbow which triggered back problems.
"My elbow started really hurting in Miami," Davis said before the Knicks hosted the Utah Jazz. "I couldn't even lift my arm when I got out of bed but I practiced that day (Jan. 26). I couldn't really shoot the ball but I was still out there. When I came back to the hotel, I wasn't feeling good at all."
"I was just pushing and pushing and pushing and I think the elbow triggered something obviously that caused me to have some hiccups in my back," he said. "More than anything I think the rest helped. It's got me refreshed and rejuvenated. I had a good workout today." (via Zags Blog)
When the Knicks signed the free agent before the season, they had hoped he'd be in uniform by the end of January. Davis remains out indefinitely and has not played one game for the Knicks this season.
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