The Knicks suffered through another heartbreaking setback on Monday night, but things may have gotten worse on Tuesday afternoon. According to CBSsportsline.com via Al Iannazzone of Newsday, Amar’e Stoudemire will be out for awhile to rest his knees.
To start the season, Stoudemire was on a minutes restriction, but his spot duty wasn’t helping anything get done. Entering last night’s game, Amar’e had hit 45 of his last 60 shots, but he looked sluggish last night.
While there should be major concern for Stoudemire‘s health, Amar’e tweeted to the fans that his knee’s feel good. The rest is more of a precaution because of the Knicks six games in nine days.
It’s not known how long Amar’e Stoudemire will sit out, but he will definitely miss Wednesday’s game. With that being the case it’s more than likely that Tyson Chandler will play in his first game since breaking his fibula.
Amar’e Stoudemire did show some discomfort during action in the second half. He landed a little awkwardly, but continued to play.
The Knicks have been unlucky on the court in more ways than one. They’ve already lost the services of Chandler for more than a month. Point guard Raymond Felton is out for a couple weeks with a hamstring issue. Now backup point guard, Pablo Prigioni is injured with a fractured toe. Kenyon Martin is also hampered by an abdominal .
It’s apparent that the Knicks need all of their pieces to win a game, but they haven’t had their full complement of players this season.
The New York Knicks next game is on Wednesday at Milwaukee. At (7-17), this game is a must win.