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Knicks: Julius Randle (shoulder) forward;  Surgery is not ruled out

Knicks: Julius Randle (shoulder) forward; Surgery is not ruled out

New York Knicks All-Star forward Julius Randle said Wednesday that he is making progress in his recovery from a dislocated right shoulder, but did not rule out season-ending surgery.

Eaves all Stars Subordinate New York Knicks, Julius RandleHe said Wednesday that he is making progress in his recovery from A Right shoulder dislocationBut he did not rule out A surgery That would end his season.

He spoke publicly for the first time since suffering the injury in a game against the Miami Heat on January 27. Julius Randle He said the goal is to return this season.

“There are still necessary steps. It's a process for everything. I have to weigh everything in the end and decide from there,” he said. Julius Randle He told reporters at the team's training facility. “But now I'm focused on trying to avoid that [la cirugía]”Of course, and I will return to the field as soon as possible.”

Julius Randle He said he's “heard a lot of different options” about whether surgery is inevitable, either now or in the offseason.

“I like how I feel today in terms of improving, feeling strong and getting to where I need to be on the field,” he said. Julius Randle. “But I'm not one to never say never, so in the end I have to do what's best for me to have a long career and longevity in this field.”

RandallWho was chosen for the third time Stars game For the past four seasons, he has skipped weekend celebrations to continue rehabilitating his shoulder.

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Julius Randle He was injured three weeks ago when he collided with Miami's Jaime Jaquez Jr. while driving to the basket. He landed awkwardly on his right side and was in noticeable pain as he ran to the locker room with his trainers.

He is averaging 24 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 5 assists while shooting 47.2% from the field and 31.1% from 3-point range.

Coming out of the break Stars gamethe Nix They face the Philadelphia 76ers on the road on Thursday.

coach the Nix Tom Thibodeau He said Isaiah Hartenstein (Achilles), Donte DiVincenzo (hamstring) and Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) practiced for the second straight day and hopes to make up some or all of that against the 76ers.

the Nix (33-22) lost five of six before halftime.

Field-level media contributed to this report.