Melo did not return after falling on the court against the Cavs.
The New York Knicks were given a scare on Monday night, when Carmelo Anthony was forced to leave the court after taking a tumble mid-way through the second quarter.
The All-Star didn’t return in the second half, but did reassure Knicks fans by stating: “We don’t think it’s too serious at all,” according to Howard Beck of the New York Times.
The Knicks will carry out further tests on Tuesday in order to evaluate his condition and the full extent of the injury.
Melo has been in great form this season, averaging 28.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while shooting 44 percent from the floor and 38 percent from three-point range. He had also scored 29 points or more in his last five games ahead of the meeting with the Cavaliers.
His absence didn’t effect Mike Woodson’s men on the night, as they stormed back from a heavy deficit to seal a 102-97 win.
J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Jason Kidd are likely to receive more minutes should Anthony be ruled out for an extended period of time, but as their primary scorer the 28-year old will be sorely missed.
However, Woodson will likely be looking at the bigger picture with around seven weeks of the regular season remaining. Despite the Indiana Pacers moving above the Knicks in the Eastern Conference, they still have a cushion above their rivals and sit in third place.
Carmelo will be vital in the post season if New York have ambitions of winning a championship, so there is likely to be an anxious wait ahead of his test results.