The Knicks were without starting point guard Raymond Felton during their win against the Phoenix Suns last night and it turns out they’ll be without him for quite some time.  Read more after the jump.

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The seventh-year player told reporters on Wednesday night that he has a fracture in his right pinkie, which was found after he underwent an X-ray at halftime.  Felton is expected to miss four to six weeks.

“I’ve got to do what’s best for my hand so I can get back and help this team.’’  Felton said. Felton sustained his injury while fighting for a loose ball with the Lakers’ Steve Nash on Christmas.  “(The pinkie) is swollen,” Felton said. “It was basically purple when I got up this morning. It’s sore and it hurts.”

The Knicks have depth at the point guard position with Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni.  The problem however is Kidd and Woodson wanted to keep Jason’s minutes limited as to not overexert him.

Felton is averaging 15.8 points, 6.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds in his second tour of duty with the Knicks.