Knicks J.R. Smith In Walking Boot With Achilles Injury

The New York Knicks are an old veteran team, and even though some of the older vets are banged up already, one of the younger Knicks is also wounded.

Newsday is reporting that Knicks backup guard J.R. Smith is in a walking boot, trying to take some pressure off a sore left Achilles heel.

Head coach Mike Woodson said the boot was simply a precautionary measure.

“We just got to watch it,” Woodson said of Smith. “He said it was sore. We told him to back away. We’ll let him sleep on it and see how he feels [Thursday]. If he comes to me and says I’m going, he’ll go out there and go.”

Get better J.R., you can’t start in the cold tub.