Carmelo Anthony injury: Knicks star says he's unlikely to 'ever be 100 percent'

Bruce Bennett

Still battling stiffness in his knee, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony says he'll likely never be 100 percent again.

A New York Knicks' star told reporters Monday he doesn't believe he'll ever play at 100 percent again. If that was Amar'e Stoudemire, a veteran of microfracture surgery with no insurance on his eight-figure contract given the damage already done to his knees, you probably would shrug and move on.

But it's not Amar'e, it's Carmelo Anthony.

Following the Knicks' shootaround Monday morning, Anthony spoke briefly with reporters about his current knee issues, revealing some not-so-good news about how the star expects to handle getting older, via Frank Isola of the New York Daily News: "I don't think I'll ever be 100 percent."

While Anthony has missed the past three games with knee soreness and his personal long-term prognosis was less-than-rosy, the Knicks star says there's no structural damage to the area, so it appears that the injury will mostly be about playing through pain and stiffness.

Anthony says he'll play Monday night against the Golden State Warriors, as Posting and Toasting, SB Nation's Knicks blog, writes, so we'll see how he looks in his first game back from the injury.

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