Knox suffered the injury just 1:48 into the game. The No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft was being defended by Celtics guard Terry Rozier on the play. Knox drove into the paint and picked the ball up while attempting to get to the rim.
He kicked out his left leg and was about to rise to the rim, but his foot planted awkwardly, bending to the outside. Knox immediately fell to the floor and rolled around in pain. He left the game and did not return. The Knicks said that X-Rays were negative on Knox's ankle.
Knox had one point before his exit.
Kevin Knox was carried off the court due to a "left ankle injury" in the 1st quarter of tonights game. pic.twitter.com/516TwTmsFq— NBA TV (@NBATV) October 21, 2018
The Knicks face the Milwaukee Bucks at 8 p.m. on Monday at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.