Metta had two knee drains in last two weeks

NEW YORK -- New York Knicks forward Metta World Peace has had fluid drained from his surgically repaired left knee twice in the last two weeks, he said on Wednesday.

World Peace said he most recently had fluid drained from his knee after the Hawks game. He also had it drained before the Nov. 10 game against San Antonio but played in the game, which he said was a mistake.

"I probably should have just chilled that day," he said.

He then had an MRI on Wednesday that came back clean.

He missed two games with the knee injury but played for the Knicks in Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

"I'm usually the type of guy that would play through anything and I thought this was smart, to be cautious," World Peace said.

He said before the game that his knee was fine, but it's worth noting that he underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the same knee in late March while with the Los Angeles Lakers.

So the fact that his knee was drained twice in two weeks is worth monitoring.

In March, World Peace was originally expected to miss at least six weeks but returned to the court just 12 days later.

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