Baron Davis Out for 12 Months With Torn ACL and MCL

by May 08, 2012

Baron Davis’ gruesome knee injury during Game 4 of the Heat/Knicks series could potentially end his career. The point guard ripped up his right knee, and will have to sit out a minimum of 12 months. From the AP: “Baron Davis has torn the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee, a potentially career-threatening injury for the Knicks’ 33-year-old point guard. The Knicks said Davis will have surgery this week and is expected to be out a year after an MRI on Monday also revealed a partial tear of the patella tendon. […] Davis has battled injuries in recent years and said he wasn’t sure if he would play again after a herniated disk in his back last year kept him out until February. He became the starter after Jeremy Lin needed surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, and becomes the second Knicks guard to be lost for the season during this series. Rookie Iman Shumpert tore his ACL in Game 1. Interim coach Mike Woodson said earlier Monday that Davis was in good spirits after the game, calling him a ‘trooper.’ ‘The one thing he did say is, `Man, hey, I tried to give you all I could,’ and I have a great deal of respect for players that work for me and work for the organization and try to do the best they can to help us win ballgames,’ Woodson said during a conference call.”