Anthony expected to play some part despite injury worry.
The New York Daily News understands that New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play some part in the All-Star game on Sunday night, despite suffering from an arm injury.
Anthony picked up the knock during the 92-88 defeat to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night, and was evidently suffering with it after shooting 5-for-24 at the Garden.
However, the league was notified on Thursday that Anthony intended to play and would discuss it with the Knicks’ medical staff and coaches to see how many minutes he will be limited to.
The move appears to follow the news that Anthony could conceivably be made to sit out the Knicks’ first game after the break, should he not feature in Houston.
The Knicks will be keen to avoid seeing Anthony aggravate the injury further as they will look to bounce back from a disappointing set of recent results to continue their pursuit of the Miami Heat at the top of the Eastern Conference.
Anthony is joined by team-mate Tyson Chandler in Houston, who after being named as a reserve for the Eastern All-Stars is set to feature in the showpiece event for the first time.