Knicks, Thibodeau reveals good and bad news for the game against the Raptors

New York Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau released injury updates – good news and bad – ahead of Monday’s home game against the Toronto Raptors.

First, the bad news: Robinson’s playing status is uncertain.

“I don’t know [the extent of Robinson’s injury]. He is being examined by doctors. So until we get that report, it’s just speculation,” Thibodeau said via Fred Katz of The Athletic.

The Knicks center hurt his ankle during Friday’s 133-123 loss to the Celtics in Boston, but X-rays showed no damage. Robinson returned briefly in the second half after the injury scare but sat out the entire fourth quarter.

“Mitch is fine. It was a precautionary gesture,” Thibodeau said after the loss, referring to his benching in the fourth quarter.

The good news is that Jalen Brunson “is ready” against the Raptors, Thibodeau said, per Katz.

Brunson strained his ankle in the final moments of the loss to Boston, a troubling scene that saw the point guard limp to the bench and enter the locker room.