According to ESPN, Amar’e Stoudemire will miss 2-3 weeks due to a ruptured cyst on his left knee.
Stoudemire returned to New York City on Sunday morning to get a reevaluation of his knee, where he suffered a bone bruise on Oct. 10 during practice. An MRI then revealed the latest injury.
The left knee is the same one he had microfracture surgery on in Oct. 2005, when he was a member of the Phoenix Suns. While he missed basically the entire 2005-06 campaign, he came back stronger as ever in the following seasons.
Stoudemire has indeed been no stranger to injuries. He’s had chronic knee problems, a partially detached retina in his right eye and lower back issues, which started in the 2011 NBA playoffs and continued toward the end of last season.
Certainly not the way you want to open the season, especially since the Knicks don’t have any easy schedule to start. So I guess Kurt Thomas will be the Knicks’ opening day starting power forward?