Tuesday , Jan , 06 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Carmelo Anthony Hampered by Probable Fracture in Hand

Carmelo Anthony could barely put on his socks and struggled to fasten his watch.

Tying his shoes?

That was simply too much for his injured right hand.

Anthony scored 21 points and set a season-high with nine assists despite injuring his hand in the third quarter of the Denver Nuggets’ 135-115 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.

The All-Star forward is headed off to a specialist Tuesday for further evaluation. The team, which described the injury as a “probable” fracture, said it doesn’t know how much time the star will miss.