Oct 20, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

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Knicks' Thomas Undergoes Knee Surgery

November 09, 2018 - 2:12 pm
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By WFAN.com

The Knicks announced on Friday that forward Lance Thomas underwent surgery on his left knee to remove loose bodies.

Thomas underwent surgery on Thursday at the Hospital for Special Surgery by team orthopedist Dr. Answorth Allen. He will immediately begin rehab and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.

"I don’t know how long it’s necessarily been bothering him because he’s so tough you can’t figure out but in definitely the last week or so you could see it was started to really bug him," head coach David Fizdale told reporters on Friday. "And he wanted to hold off as long as he could on it but I think it got to a point where he just wanted to clean some stuff up."

The Knicks have begun the 2018-19 season with a 4-8 record. Thomas has appeared in 11 games this season, averaging 15.2 minutes per game 3.9 points per game and 2.2 rebounds per game.

Thomas has spent five seasons with the Knicks after previously representing the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans and the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is the longest-tenured Knick.