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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  20 responses

Amar’e Stoudemire Needs ‘Left Knee Debridement’, Out 6-8 Weeks


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.

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  • Irishway’s

    Its starting to look like a domino effect If it’s not Amar’e its Melo. Brooklyn can not beat the Knicks on opening day..

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    RIP STAT

  • JML-G

    damn, all Knicks is left with for opening night is Kurt Thomas and Sheed? Seriously!? if i were the gm or owner of NYK, id sign Kenyon Martin ASAP!

  • spit hot fiyah

    if they find anyone crazy enough to trade for his contract they have to pull the trigger right away. houston comes to mind

  • T-Money

    i remember a lot of miami fans felt that riley should have gone with stat instead of bosh in 2010. best. decision. ever.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    saw that coming.

  • danpowers

    i ignored myself seeing it coming -.-

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i think all of new york did Dan. i’ve been tryna tell y’all for 3 years now.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    “the $64 million remaining on Amar’e Stoudemire’s $100 million deal is not insured.” Double Ouch.

  • Max

    COPESANITYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    _
    With that said,
    Yesterday I wasn’t at my fantasy draft.
    Today, I check my team.
    Who did I got? Amaré and KLove… and I got Lin which could turn into a great positive tho.

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    I guess that makes you…wait for it… “Kneestradamus” *Ba dum tsss*

    I’m gonna go to my timeout corner now….

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    You know you could’ve pre-ranked the players to be autopicked right? But Love is still a good pick up.

  • Redd

    Lol they can’t? Sure.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    LOL

  • bike

    Those knee surgeries bought him a few years of production but he’s never really been the same prior to the microfracture procedures. Hate to say it but it could be the beginning of the end..

  • Max

    Yes, but I’m lazy. lol

  • Cameron

    Amare was doing great in NY until Melo showed up lol. Then he started playing like s hit and getting injured. Melo cursed Amare.

  • danpowers

    we didnt listen coz thats the idea of ignoring smbdy or smth!!! lol

  • Ugh

    Nobody would trade for that contract. The Knicks were insane to sign him at that amount. Fire Dolan.

  • MANGO PEELER

    This Dude was never worth This Money—– even when he was in his Prime. All-Star at best, not a franchise player. A player with such a low BBALL iQ like Stat needs a marquee point guard to be successful, ie. Steve Nash. Oh yeah, and have you seen him play defence? Neither have I.

    Learning The*Dream*Shake, T O O * L A T E.

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