Martin out with ankle soreness

Kenyon Martin will sit out of Tuesday's game against Cleveland because of soreness in his left ankle, the New York Knicks announced.

The team hopes to have both Martin and Amar'e Stoudemire available for Wednesday's game against the Chicago Bulls.

On Tuesday, Metta World Peace will start in place of Martin.

The Knicks struggled mightily without Martin on Sunday, losing by 41 points to the Celtics.

Any ankle soreness is a bit of a concern when it involves Martin. The Knicks' medical staff limited Martin's participation in training camp and capped his minutes early in the season as a precautionary measure to avoid any issue with the ankle.

Martin originally hurt the ankle last April.

The Knicks, minus Martin, may have their hands full on the interior Tuesday against the Cavs.

Andrew Bynum has averaged 18 points and nine rebounds over the past four games for Cleveland.

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