Ian Begley of ESPN New York reports:
J.R. Smith had patella tendon surgery & arthroscopy for a tear in the lateral meniscus, of his left knee, at the HSS in NYC, Knicks say
Recovery time for JR Smith is approximately 12-16 weeks, Knicks say.
JR Smith could return between Oct 15 and Nov. 15, according to the Knicks timetable.
So yeah, that just happened. Now it makes a bit more sense why JR wanted to lock down the long-term deal. He should recover from this fine, but…well, knee surgeries don’t always go along with what “should” happen. Scary stuff. At least he picked a good time to have the surgery, as he might not even miss any regular season games.