Jeremy Lin Injury Withheld By New York Knicks So They Could Sell More Tickets, According To Report

The New York Knicks learned of Jeremy Lin's injury on March 26 but withheld releasing the information for a number of days because the deadline for season-ticket holders to buy postseason tickets came on March 28, reports the New York Daily News.

Lin suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to miss six weeks, which would extend his absence through the end of the regular season and into the playoffs. The Knicks reportedly knew earlier than they let on, but decided not to unearth the severity of the injury, possibly for fear of losing playoff ticket purchases.

The Post's Frank Isola pointed out that when Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he was not sure "when" or "if" Lin would return from his injury, the team shortly thereafter sent a press release refuting the coach's comments, despite knowing that they were truthful.

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