The New York Knicks will be without forward Obi Toppin for at least two to three weeks because of a leg injury. An MRI revealed that he suffered a non-displaced fracture to his right tibia head. According to the team, he will sit for those two to three weeks and then be reevaluated. It seems that Toppin injured his leg in the team’s 113-89 win against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. He left that game with what the team later called “knee soreness”. RJ Barrett could get some minutes at power forward with Toppin out.
Obi Toppin sustained a non-displaced fracture in his right fibula head during last night’s game against Atlanta. He will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks. pic.twitter.com/lqBuneA23c
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 8, 2022
This season so far with the New York Knicks, Obi Toppin is averaging 7.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, and one assist per game. He has paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 42.1 percent and a three-point percentage of 35.1 percent. The team’s depth is in question without Toppin on the court. New York is currently sitting at ninth in the Eastern Conference Standings with an overall record of 12-13. The standings are tight and losing any games could see the team fall out of the current play in spots. Other members on the bench will need to step up moving forward.