Amar'e Stoudemire Undergoes Third Knee Surgery in 12 Months

As already reported, Amar'e Stoudemire hasn't been participating in scrimmages in order to protect his knees- However, we now know that the injury-prone power forward also underwent knee surgery this summer.

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Stoudemire had an unreported surgery in July to repair one of his knees.

This is his third within the last twelve months. His first on his right knew in October, and his second on his left knee in March.
Although the surgery was described by a New York Knicks source as a "clean up", and not considered a major surgery, we can't help but wonder why the organization decided to keep the procedure a secret.

Stoudemire was already on a strict minutes restriction last season, in which he only played 29 games- And Coach Mike Woodson has already said Stoudemire's minutes will be limited moving forward, as well.

The worst part is, this is Stoudemire's fourth season of five-year $100 dollar contract. In addition, Stoudemire's contract is uninsured.

Stoudemire's former team, the Pheonix suns, were warned by medical staff that Stoudemire would be physically limited by his third year- A prediction that seems to have been correct, and protected the team from offering Stoudemire the kind of contract the Knicks ended up offering him.

                                     

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