After suffering a right arm contusion Wednesday night, New York Knicks' forward Carmelo Anthony may have to be sidelined for Sunday's NBA All-Star Game.
If he feels discomfort leading up to Sunday evening's game, Anthony said he would sit out rather than risk further injury.
"I'm not going to force it, definitely not going to force it," Anthony said. "As bad as I would want to play in the All-Star Game, participate, if I can't go, I can't go. Nothing I can do about that."
Anthony suffered the injury early in the first quarter of the Knicks' 92-88 loss to the Toronto Raptors when DeMar DeRozan's elbow made contact with his arm while on a drive.
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After the injury Anthony struggled with his shot throughout the game, missing 19-of-24 shots and had just 12 points. It was the third game this season in which he failed to score 20 points.
The injury affected Anthony's shot throughout the game.
"It was kind of like a dead arm out there," he said. "Just a matter of trying to get through it, trying to get some feeling back into it."
Anthony, a six-time All-Star, entered play Wednesday averaging 29 points per game, tied with Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant for the highest mark in the NBA.