Uh-oh. There may be bad news for us Knicks fans. Members of the Knicks organization fear Rasheed Wallace will be out for an extended period, possibly for the entire season due to Rasheed Wallace’s lingering left foot injury.
According to Ian Begley at ESPNNewYork.com:
Wallace has been out since Dec. 15 with a stress reaction in his left foot.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson said last week that he hoped Wallace would begin running this week, but he told reporters in London on Wednesday that Wallace, 38, has yet to do so.
“He’ll be back — but when, I don’t know,” Woodson said. “We’re gradually trying to get him back where he can run again so he can get back in a uniform. But when, we don’t know when yet.”
The Knicks are in a holding pattern with Wallace, according to league sources. There are some in the organization who want to pursue a free agent immediately to replace Wallace.
Among those being discussed internally is 35-year-old big man Kenyon Martin.
Others in the organization, including Woodson, who coaxed Wallace to end a two-year retirement and join the Knicks, want to give Wallace time to heal before making a move to replace him.
The team originally described Wallace’s injury as a sore left foot, and he was listed as day to day. The team then clarified and called the injury a stress reaction after a report described it as a stress fracture.