Amare Stoudemire Needs Surgery, Out 6 Weeks


After undergoing a debridement surgery in October on his left knee, Amare Stoudemire will need to undergo a right knee debridement. The debridement will take Amare away from the court for an estimated six weeks, and he’ll undergo the procedure in the coming week.

Stoudemire excelled this season after coming back from the right knee debridement, but Stoudemire recently underwent a stretch of three games in which he played an extending role. Stoudemire said his knee was sore and an MRI showed the need for debridement.

A debridement surgery essentially cleans the knee of dead, un-needed tissue around the knee.

I feel horrible for Stoudemire, as he was just beginning to find his stride again.