It was reported by the New York Post’s Marc Berman (via Twitter) that New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire could be “out for a while” with an undisclosed knee injury. With Stoudemire’s fragile body and sordid injury past, you just knew it would be a matter of time before he would succumb to an injury this season.
This comes at a terrible time, as Stoudemire was starting to show some positive signs of busting out. In his last seven games, Stoudemire was averaging 12.5 points while giving the team good production off the bench. The timing of this injury just couldn’t be any worse.
According to Berman, coach Mike Woodson said that Stoudemire’s knees have swollen and was vague on how long he would be out, but just gave the generic “a while.” Berman also said that Stoudemire won’t need surgery.
The funny thing is that Stoudemire also took to Twitter, but to say that his knees are fine and that he’s just getting extended rest with the Knicks set to play six games in nine days with multiple back-to-back games.
With Tyson Chandler set to come back shortly, it would be nice if Stoudemire doesn’t have to miss much time. Hopefully Stoudemire doesn't regress when he is ready to come back.
With Kenyon Martin suffering from an abdominal strain, losing Stoudemire already weakens a thin frontcourt. While he is not the player he once was, still, if Stoudemire is out for an extended time it’s still a tough blow to a Knicks’ team that seemingly can’t get any breaks or good news lately.
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