Friday , Oct , 03 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Jared Jeffries Fractures Fibula

The Knicks announced tonight that Jeffries had suffered a left fibula fracture. It happened in today’s practice when Jeffries made an impressively athletic defensive play for a 6-11 man. He sprinted to catch Stephon Marbury on a fast break and blocked Marbury’s layup attempt from behind. But when he landed, Jeffries said he felt like "a horse kicked me in my shin."

Jeffries tried to get back into the game a short while later but he was clearly in pain. Mike D’Antoni immediately waved him off the court and told him not to push it. Jeffries said he heard a pop at that point. He walked off the court and talked to reporters after practice. He also walked to the team bus.