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Knicks lose C Mitchell Robinson for six to eight weeks with an ankle injury

The New York Knicks will be without center Mitchell Robinson indefinitely after he suffered a stress injury to his surgically repaired left ankle. the team announced on Tuesday. He will be reevaluated in 6 to 8 weeks.

That timeline means he will likely miss the remainder of the Knicks’ season, even if they win two more rounds and reach the 2024 NBA Finals.

According to Fred Katz of athletics26-year-old Robinson underwent tests on the ankle on Tuesday afternoon. No surgery is currently planned and he will attempt to rehabilitate the injury.

Robinson has averaged 6.8 rebounds, 1 steal and 1.2 blocks per game through six postseason games. He sat out the Knicks’ Game 1 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night and was already ruled out for Game 2 due to “injury management.”

Robinson also missed Game 4 of their opening round series against the Philadelphia 76ers in pain the same ankle.

The Knicks’ depth is now being tested again. They are already without forward Julius Randle, who underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in April, as well as Bojan Bogdanović, who underwent surgery on his wrist and foot. Precious Achiuwa will likely be the next man up for more minutes as Isaiah Hartenstein’s backup.