After getting shot in an early Wednesday morning robbery, New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early will reportedly not need surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. According to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania, Early has a recovery timeline of two to three months.
"After sustaining a gun-shot wound to his right knee early Wednesday in a targeted robbery, New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early underwent MRI and X-ray exams that revealed no structural damage or surgery required, league sources told Yahoo Sports."
"Early is expected to face a recovery timetable of two to three months, league sources said, with his week-to-week timetable potentially changing, depending on his rehabilitation."
This is great news. Especially since the news surrounding Early's hospitalization were quite scary to hear.
A second-round pick by the Knicks in 2014, Early will be a free-agent at the end of the season. Hopefully, he will be able to continue his basketball career after he fully recovers.