An MRI to A.Bargnani’s l. elbow revealed a torn ligament.The injury occurred last night vs 76ers at 2:40 in 3rd qtr. He is out indefinitely.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) January 23, 2014
Given the time listed in that tweet, it appears Bargnani hurt his elbow when he went "Air Bargnani" against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Bargnani stayed in the game afterward and finished with 20 points on 7-for-12 shooting, plus four rebounds.
Bargnani is averaging 13.3 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Knicks this season, shooting 44.2 percent from the floor and 27.8 percent from three-point range. New York is already missing Kenyon Martin (ankle), Amar'e Stoudemire (ankle) and Metta World Peace (knee) in the frontcourt. This injury likely means more minutes for Jeremy Tyler.
The Knicks have lost five games in a row and are 15-27 on the season, tied with the Cleveland Cavaliers for 10th in the Eastern Conference.