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 bucketsoverbroadway.com 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.