The New York Knicks characterize for playing hard, and despite having a young team, they are ready to compete in the Eastern Conference.
One of their main stars this season is Obi Toppin, who was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Following a couple of nice performances, the rookie will be out at least 10 days with a strained right calf.
Knicks say an MRI confirmed that Obi Toppin has a strained right calf. He will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) December 27, 2020
Toppin will miss at least six games, which could end up hurting the Knicks chances of making the playoffs at the end of the season. Although they are not favorites to make it, they will be tough to beat.
During his NBA debut, Toppin put up nine points in limited action.
Ian Begley from SNY reported this injury could put Toppin out of action until January 6, considering that he wouldn’t likely be able to practice with the team before January 3.