New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace disputed reports on Thursday that his foot injury would keep him out for the remainder of the season. Wallace has been out since Dec. 15 with a stress reaction in his foot. Reports surfaced on Wednesday that the veteran big man would miss the rest of the season. Wallace denied those reports at Thursday's shootaround in London:
"My season ain't over. I'm going to be back. I was laid off for three years, so one little foot injury ain't going to stop me. I'm good."
Knicks head coach Mike Woodson echoed Wallace's assertion. Woodson told reporters that any reports that suggested Wallace would miss the remainder of the season were not coming from the Knicks.
"He'll play eventually - but not tonight," Woodson said. The coach was then told of reports suggesting Wallace would miss the rest of the season. "That's news to me. That's not coming out of our camp."
Wallace returned to the NBA this season after a two-year absence. The 15-year veteran is now 38 years old, but has been mildly effective when able to get out on the court. Wallace is averaging 7.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in 20 games with the Knicks this season.