Melo’s Rehab from Knee Surgery is Ahead of Schedule

Carmelo Anthony: "Rehab going very, very well"

Photo: Juan Ocampo

By Ian Begley

Anthony underwent season-ending surgery to repair a tendon issue shortly after February’s All-Star Game. In mid-April, Anthony said he would be completely healthy by training camp. He is still on pace to achieve that goal.

“I’m doing extremely well,” the New York Knicks forward said in a phone interview with ESPN.com to discuss his new ownership of a soccer team in Puerto Rico. “Rehab is going very, very well. I’m actually ahead of schedule [compared] to where everybody predicted I would be at this point in time.”

“The first thing I do every day is I wake up and spend my mornings in the gym,” said Anthony, who is entering the second year of a five-year contract with the Knicks. “That goes without saying. Basketball will always be my No. 1 priority.”

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