Carmelo Anthony leaves game with strained groin

Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony suffered a strained right groin in Monday's game against the Utah Jazz and will not return.

He suffered the injury near the midpoint of the first quarter as he was running down the court on a fastbreak. After throwing a pass to teammate Tyson Chandler for an alley-oop dunk, Anthony limped down the other end and grabbed his groin.

He was then looked at by trainers before going into the locker room.

Anthony had two points, one rebound and one assist before leaving the contest.