Knicks' Mitchell Robinson Has Concussion, Will Miss Mavericks Game

Alex Greenberg
November 07, 2019 - 12:50 pm

The Knicks will be without their main big man for an undetermined period of time.

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Mitchell Robinson was injured in the first quarter of Wednesday’s loss to the Pistons after taking an inadvertent elbow to the head from Markieff Morris. The seven-footer tried to stay in the game initially, but ultimately went back to the locker room.

On Thursday, the team announced that Robinson has suffered a concussion and will have to be evaluated while he misses some time.

After Robinson was knocked out of the game, the Knicks struggled down low. They were bullied by Detroit’s forwards without their own big man in to rebound and protect the rim.

Robinson’s concussion means he will miss the highly anticipated battle against Kristaps Porzingis and the Mavericks on Friday in Dallas. Porzingis has yet to play against the Knicks since he was controversially traded from the team last season.

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As the tallest player on the roster, Robinson is tough to replace. In his absence, David Fizdale will likely allocate some of his minutes to Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis.

The Knicks are 1-7 and once again find themselves with the worst record in the NBA. They won’t want to rush Robinson back from a head injury, but they need all the help they can get out on the floor right now.