Knicks OG Anunoby will miss significant time with a re-aggravated elbow injury

OG Anunoby was happy to be back on the court for the New York Knicks. The Knicks may have been even more excited to enjoy his services once again. An elbow injury ended Anunoby’s torrid start leading the Knicks just before this year’s trade deadline.

After missing 18 games, Anunoby looked strong in two of his three appearances. His most recent performance against the Sacramento Kings, however, was disappointing.

The 26-year-old winger was originally listed as questionable for Saturday night’s match. While he played through the pain and went a disappointing 1-8 in the report, Anunoby finds himself back on the pine.

According to multiple sources, Anunoby is experiencing a flare-up from elbow surgery and is expected to miss multiple games. He is inactive tonight against the Golden State Warriors.

According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Post, Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau talked about monitoring the Knicks’ star small forward and bringing him back after the 98-91 win over the Kings:

“Every game, as he goes through this as soon as he comes back, there’s going to be pain involved and you just see where he’s at,” Thibodeau said.

Anunoby also said after the game that he had no idea he was questionable. Pain may have played a bigger role in his inefficient shooting night than he let on. As the latest injury update shows, the reigning NBA steals leader will need more time to get back to full strength.