As time is dwindling down to the NBA regular season, the New York Knicks received some unpleasant news regarding their starting power forward Amare Stoudemire. That news entailed a ruptured popliteal cyst in his left knee.
I’m not a medical buff but this doesn’t sound like good news for Mike Woodson and company. Recently, on Friday to be specific, the Knicks struggled against the Toronto Raptors 107-88. With that, there was productivity within the 10-year veteran’s 18 points and five rebound performance.
While Stoudemire will only miss two to three weeks, the first five weeks is a stepping stone to the season, and not having the six-time NBA All-Star presence to start off the 2012-13 season. The New York Knicks have a boat load of new players, to have one of your best players absent will take a toll but essentially someone must step up (Chris Copeland?).
It’s becoming a trend of injuries thus far in the NBA preseason. The Boston Celtics have their captain Paul Pierce (ankle) and Brandon Bass (knee) out for minor time. Philadelphia’s newly acquired big man Andrew Bynum has been out for some time and will continue to sit on the sidelines when the season tips off with a knee complications; he will also be out for three weeks.