Report: Amar’e Stoudemire is Only ’90 Percent Healthy’

by September 07, 2011

The NY Daily News has a report that’s not exactly what Knicks fans are looking to hear this morning. According to the newspaper, STAT isn’t all the way healthy just yet. We’ll let them take it away: “Amar’e Stoudemire could be hurt financially if the NBA season is shortened due to the lockout, but pushing back the start of the season would do wonders for his physical well-being. Stoudemire has not fully recovered from a back injury he suffered before Game 2 of the Knicks’ first-round series against Boston last April. A Knicks source claims that Stoudemire is approximately ‘90% healthy’ but couldn’t guarantee that the six-time All-Star would be available if the NBA season begins on time. Stoudemire, who took most of July off to rest his back, is scheduled to resume workouts in Florida within the next couple of weeks. Because of the lockout, Stoudemire is prohibited from working with the Knicks training staff. He has, however, stayed active in other ways. Stoudemire made a cameo in the most recent episode of ‘Entourage’ and has an event scheduled for today at the Polo Grounds Community Center. In June, Stoudemire admitted to reporters he was ‘sore’ and a ‘bit tight.'”