Amar’e Stoudemire to Miss Six Weeks With Right Knee Injury

by March 10, 2013

Sad news out of New York: Knicks big man Amar’e Stoudemire is going to undergo a right knee debridement and will miss the next six weeks of the season. Via the NY Times: “Amar’e Stoudemire made his season debut for the Knicks on New Year’s Day, and the team embraced his return as a way to breathe fresh life into the roster just as their sensational start began looking more serious. There were some halting initial games, and worries about his durability after an operation on his left knee in October, but those concerns seemed to shrink with each rebound and dunk; in time, there were a lot of both. But on Saturday, after 29 games for Stoudemire, the Knicks’ worst fears were realized when he woke up with his right knee sore and swollen, and a magnetic resonance imaging test revealed that another operation was necessary. Stoudemire is expected to miss the next six weeks, the team said before Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz. That is a hopeful estimate, given that he needed eight weeks to recover from a similar procedure — called a debridement — in October.”