Have you noticed that star power forwards are dropping like flies?
Last week it was Kevin Love of Minnesota breaking his hand and Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas undergoing knee surgery. On Sunday, it was New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire going down for two to three weeks due to a ruptured cyst in his knee.
The bad news first was reported by Al Iannazzone of Newsday via Twitter. According to the report, Stoudemire will not need surgery but will miss the team’s season opener at Brooklyn on Nov. 1.
The report said Stoudemire returned to New York to have an MRI, which showed a “ruptured popliteal cyst” in his left knee. Although there is no correlation, that is the same knee which Stoudemire had microfracture surgery on in 2005.
Stoudemire has missed most of the preseason due to issues with his left knee. His lone preseason appearance was a 27-minute stint Friday vs. Toronto.
If Stoudemire returns in two weeks, he would miss regular season games at Brooklyn and vs. Miami and Philadelphia. If he is out three weeks, he would miss additional contests at Philadelphia and vs. Dallas.
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