The New York Knicks have confirmed that forward Amar'e
Stoudemire will under arthroscopic knee surgery which will sideline him for six
to eight weeks.
Forward @amareisreal is scheduled to have a left knee debridement and is expected to be out approximately 6-8 weeks. #Knicks
— NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) October 30, 2012
There have been rumors of the injury and pending procedure for some time, and the Knicks made it official that Stoudemire will be sidelined for roughly a month and a half yesterday. This would put the forward back in action mid-to-late December meaning he will miss approximately 20 games, or about a quarter of the NBA season.
The Knicks could use Carmelo Anthony in the four position in place of Stoudemire, and they have played better in the past when he’s started there. But it does hurt their depth along the frontline, as New York will have to rely more heavily on veterans Marcus Camby and Rasheed Wallace to go with starter Tyson Chandler.