Jeremy Lin to Return from Injury in Knicks vs Heat Playoff Series?

Jeremy Lin averaged 18.5 points and 7.6 assists per game in 26 games before getting injured.
Jeremy Lin averaged 18.5 points and 7.6 assists per game in 26 games before getting injured. Reuters

A month ago, it looked like the Knicks had lost Jeremy Lin for the rest of the season.

Lin had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee on April 2, and faced a recovery time of six weeks. There was hope that Lin could return quicker than expected, but before the Knicks began their series with the Heat, the point guard had been all but ruled out of the first round.

Now, Lin is making a push to play in New York's series against Miami.

The Knicks guard has been rehabbing and trying to get back on the court before the Knicks get eliminated from the postseason. While he has stated that he won't play in either Games 2 or 3, Lin hasn't ruled himself out for Game 4.

New York and Miami are scheduled to play Game 4 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, May 6. New York lost the first game of the series 100-67.

Lin had a long workout on Saturday, and said he felt sore on Sunday. With the Knicks season possibly ending in a few days, Lin said he'll do his best to get back on the court, but can't be sure he'll be ready in time.

I don't really want to make a promise because I just don't know how I'm going to feel. If I felt good today, then that would be more of a possibility, but I didn't feel that great today.

The Knicks could really use Lin right now. They have suffered multiple injuries, including one to guard Iman Shumpert that will keep him out for the rest of the postseason. Starting point guard Baron Davis is banged up, but will play in Game 2. Tyson Chandler will also play, despite dealing with the flu.

Lin hasn't played in a game since Mar. 24 against Detroit. He averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assists in 35 regular season games.

New York will attempt to tie the series up Monday night at 7 p.m. ET.

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