Knicks center Mitchell Robinson will undergo surgery on his broken right hand and will miss four to six weeks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
ESPN Sources: Knicks center Mitchell Robinson will undergo surgery on his fractured right hand and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Robinson suffered a fracture of the fourth metacarpal on the hand on Friday night vs. Washington.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 13, 2021
Robinson was evaluated Saturday after leaving Friday’s game against the Wizards with the hand injury.
The Knicks confirmed the recommendation for surgery and said his status would be updated after a surgical consultation early next week.
Mitchell Robinson was evaluated by the Knicks medical staff this morning and it was recommended that he have surgery on his fractured right hand. There will be a further update early next week after a surgical consultation.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 13, 2021
Robinson had 10 points and 14 rebounds in 20 minutes before being hurt. Teammate Julius Randle said Robinson was injured when he struck Randle’s elbow with his hand.
Robinson, 22, is averaging 8.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks this season, his third in the NBA and first as New York’s regular starter in the middle. The third-year center has been a key cog for a Knicks team that entered the game ranked fifth in points allowed per 100 possessions.