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Apr 30, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire (1) during the first half of game two in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Miami Heat of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Amar'e Stoudemire Injury Update: Now out for 6 weeks

According to Chris Broussard’s Twitter, Amar’e Stoudemire will miss at least 6 weeks of the season with a popliteal cyst behind his left knee.  What was originally a day-to-day injury  turned into 2-3 week injury and is now a two month injury by the time he’ll be back in action (possibly January).  Don’t you always hate when players get those second opinions – it always turns out to be worse news.

As Editor of Matt Shetler said in his piece on Amar’e yesterday Click here,  Kurt Thomas will most likely start at the 4 spot in place of Amar’e.  Chris Copeland and Rasheed Wallace will also have an increased workload and Carmelo will play more at the 4 position.

Stoudemire was able to recover from micro-fracture surgery in 2005 on his left knee, so hopefully he could recover from this and be ready to play when he comes back.


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