Knicks Insider: Andrea Bargnani has setback

By on November 23, 2014

The Knicks will have to wait a little bit longer before Andrea Bargnani returns.David Butler II/USA Today Sports The Knicks will have to wait a little bit longer before Andrea Bargnani returns.

The wait to see Andrea Bargnani in a regular-season game will continue for the foreseeable future. The Knicks announced the 7-footer strained a calf muscle in a Friday workout, meaning he had to sit out Saturday night against the 76ers. He already had missed the first 13 games with a hamstring injury.

“We just have to remain patient,” coach Derek Fisher said. “It’s been tough for him ever since he’s been here.”

There is no timetable for Bargnani’s return.

Rookie Cleanthony Early didn’t play against the Sixers, but he was walking around the locker room before tipoff.

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Early, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Nov. 18, said that the knee was still swollen. He said the injury occurred during a workout, and that he expects to be running in a few weeks. Early felt clicking in his knee and it locked up on him. The forward informed the training staff, which led to the surgery.

Former Knick Malik Rose was working the game as a TV analyst for the Sixers. . . . The Knicks may catch a break next week in Texas. Houston center Dwight Howard is out with a knee injury and might not play Monday. . . . The Knicks don’t play at home again until next Sunday against Miami.

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