New York Knicks Say Stoudemire Out 2-4 Weeks.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. – There has been a timetable substituted for the word indefinitely as it pertains to the situation of New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire.
The Knicks stated today that he will miss “two-four weeks.” All of the procedures that he will undergo will be “non-surgical.”
My guess is that Amare is done for the year unless the Knicks manage to hang on to that last coveted spot in the East.
The likelihood of that happening rests in the hands of the Knicks bench as Carmelo Anthony has been weakened by a groin issue and Jeremy Lin’s “sore knee” is wreaking havoc on the rest of their starting five.
Melo is not scheduled to miss anytime and Lin most likely will return to the floor on Friday when the Knicks face the Hawks.
Sore knee or not, this is the chance for Lin to strike up the band again and start pushing all of those Linsanity t-shirts that have been marked down by 99.9%.
In truth, the team has been playing well under Mike Woodson, but because their record has them behind the eight-ball, they need heroics to hold off the Bucks down the stretch.
Their two game lead over Milwaukee can be erased by next week and they must play with that urgency.
If Lin and Melo can get together with Steve Novak in the absence of Stoudemire that will be their best bet. Barron Davis will have to play a large part in all of this as well.
Stoudemire’s back is now a reoccurring issue, so the Knicks fate rests in everyone else’s hands as he’s on the mend.
Within the week, we should whether or not we’ll see the big man again for the duration of this season.