Mar. 7, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Amar

Amar'e Stoudemire to miss 6 weeks with injured knee

The New York Knicks have been worried about Carmelo Anthony’s injured knee over the course of the past week.

Now they have a bigger problem to deal with.

It is being reported by ESPN’s Ian Begley that Knicks’ forward Amar’e Stoudemire will miss at least the next six weeks following right knee surgery.

Mar. 7, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Amar

Similar to Anthony, Stoudemire has recently been dealing with soreness in his right knee and has elected to undergo surgery.

The six week timetable means that at the earliest, STAT could return for the first round of the playoffs if it is six weeks exactly, but the likely scenario would be that the Knicks would have to advance through at least one round in order to see Stoudemire back on the floor.

This is as bad as news as the Knicks could receive right now as STAT was playing his best basketball in over a year, averaging 14.2 points and five rebounds while shooting close to 58 percent from the floor. But during the months of February and March Stoudemire has been sensational and his production can’t be replaced.

It’s a sad story as Stoudemire has done everything possible in order to stay healthy, but it hasn’t happened as his two-plus seasons in a Knicks uniform has been marred by injury after injury.

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