Hardaway's status is unclear and the Knicks didn't provide many answers to what caused the injury or how long it could sideline the veteran shooting guard.
The New York Post's Marc Berman consulted with Dr. Wellington Hsu, a top orthopedist at Northwestern University, who revealed how much time Hardaway could potentially miss if it's determined that he has a stress fracture.
On the other hand, a stress reaction is often a minor injury which could clear up with a couple of weeks' worth of rest.
Hardaway Jr. has averaged 30.3 FanDuel points per game this season.
"It's no break, just swelling in the bone, " Dr. Hsu said.More news: Australian Politician Proposes To Partner Amid Same-Sex Marriage Debate In Parliament
The hope for Hardaway is either of the shin's two bones, tibia or fibula, only has a stress reaction. His willingness to play through those injuries could have led to a stress reaction, according to Dr. Hsu.
On Sunday, coach Jeff Hornacek didn't rule out that Hardaway's issue could be long-term. "He's getting evaluated. Hopefully we'll find out more". But Hornacek said he isn't sure how long at this point. "We're hoping it's not too long".
"He's a tough kid", Hornacek said. He would play through those things.
Tim Hardaway Jr. remained back in NY and underwent tests on his left leg, but the Knicks had no further updates. That's a good attribute to have in a guy, a guy that goes out there and plays and plays through injuries. "We'll find out more maybe tomorrow or the day after".