Baron Davis Experiencing Hamstring, Knee and Back Problems

by April 05, 2012

With the New York Knicks needing him more than ever before, Baron Davis’ body is falling apart. He has a number of ailments to various parts of it. Reports the NY Post: “It’s not getting better for ailing Baron Davis. It’s getting worse. The Knicks point guard said his pulled left hamstring has started to cause other ailments, as his left knee swelled up Wednesday, and he experienced back stiffness. At an Orlando gym complex where the Knicks practiced, Davis spent virtually all of the time getting treatment, looking gimpy as he walked the hallways. Davis has been forced into major minutes now as starting point guard because of Jeremy Lin’s regular-season-ending left knee surgery. It’s difficult to imagine the Knicks folding in Indianapolis during a 40-17 fourth quarter if Lin had been out there providing key buckets. ‘It’s like a minor setback,’ Davis said. ‘It’s messing up other parts of my body. The knee, back tightening up. I may not get to 100 percent this year. At least I want to get to 80, 85 percent. When the hamstring gets better and the knee swelling goes down, I’ll get there.’ Davis, who earlier this week said his back felt terrific, said the knee swelled up after his 29-minute stint in Indiana, where he shot 2 of 8, and scored six points with three assists. ‘Because my balance is off, I’m putting more pressure on my knee,’ Davis said.”