by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

UPDATE: The New York Knicks confirmed that Amar’e Stoudemire will miss the next 6 to 8 weeks after doctors scope out his injured left knee. Per the NY Times: “Knicks just announced that Amare Stoudemire needs ‘left knee debridement’ and is out approx. 6-8 weeks.”

The injury news for Amar’e Stoudemire and the New York Knicks has progressively gone from bad, to worse, and now downright terrible.

According to the latest report, after getting a second opinion on his surgically-repaired left knee (which he re-injured on October 19), STAT is expected to miss the first 6-8 weeks of the season.

Per ESPN:

… after Stoudemire received a second opinion over the weekend from Dr. Thomas Carter, the Phoenix Suns team doctor, it was determined he would need more time to heal. Carter performed microfracture surgery on Stoudemire’s left knee in 2005. It is not clear whether Stoudemire will use the extra time off to have a procedure or for rest and rehab.

Stoudemire may be out between 6-8 weeks, according to two of the sources. The Knicks, who open the season Thursday at Brooklyn, are expected to make an official announcement on Tuesday.

As the report points out, due to knee injury concerns, the $64 million remaining on Amar’e Stoudemire’s $100 million deal is not insured.

The 2012-’13 season kicks off tonight, and it’s fair to say that the Knicks are already in major trouble.