Today, the New York Knicks announced that their maximum salary forward, Amare Stoudemire, will undergo a debridement on his surgically repaired left knee. A debridement is an arthroscopic procedure that cleans out the knee, and is commonly used for treating arthritus.
After the Knicks’ pre-season game with the Toronto Raptors, it was reported that Stoudemire would be out for a few weeks with a ruptured cyst in his left knee. Stoudemire then met with Dr. Carter, the orthopedic doctor who performed Stoudemire’s microfracture surgery in Phoenix, and the timetable increased to sometime before the end of November.
Now, Stoudemire, with the news of debridement, Stoudemire will be sidelined for anywhere from six to eight weeks, leaving him to miss a substantial portion of the 2012 season.
I feel bad for Stoudemire because if there’s anyone that wants to work hard to get back on the court, and excel, it’s Stoudemire. Get well, STAT, and come back ready to go in a couple months!