Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire out 2-3 weeks due to ruptured cyst
New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – New York Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire will be out for two to three weeks due to a ruptured popliteal cyst behind his left knee, the team disclosed Sunday.
The 29-year-old Stoudemire reportedly had a re-evaluation of a bone bruise suffered during practice on Oct. 10 but the latest diagnosis of the team doctor revealed the latest injury.
With this development, Stoudemire is expected to miss the beginning of the season despite entering training camp in top form.
The Knicks will likely be playing without their top big man during an already busy stretch that includes games against Eastern Conference contenders Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, and Philadelphia 76ers.
Amar’e has been hampered with back problems last season, where he only averaged 17.5 points and 7.8 rebounds in 47 games.