New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire spoke the media for the first time since his hand injury and he told reporters that the incident was an accident, New York Times.
“The fire extinguisher door was 85 percent metal and 2 percent glass, or whatever,” Stoudemire said. “I swung my arm backward. It wasn’t like I had a closed fist and punched the glass. I was frustrated that we were down, 0-2, and I was trying to make some noise, not injure myself.
“When I saw that my hand was cut, I was like, What? I was very upset and upset with myself. But never in a million years did I think I would cut my hand.”
Stoudemire received several stitches to his hand and will be forced to miss the Knicks’ Game 3 against the Miami Heat. The Knicks face a 0-2 hole and need to win on Thursday if they want to win the series.
With Stoudemire out of the lineup, the Knicks will have to rely on Carmelo Anthony and the other role players to step-up. The Knicks shined when Anthony was the sole star of the squad and he will have to have another stellar performance for the Knicks to win.