By// Chandler Rollins
After a series of unfortunate events, Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks power forward, will miss a significant amount of the season. Stoudemire has been plagued with injuries over the past year, although none of his problems were related to his knee. The former Phoenix Suns player missed a total of 15 games due to injuries last season.
Stoudemire missed the first two preseason games of this year because of a bruised knee. It was later announced that he had a ruptured cyst. Tom Carter, Phoenix Suns team doctor, recommend a minimum of 2-3 weeks of rest to heal his knee. Carter performed a micro fracture surgery to the same knee in 2005. After further discussion and consultation, the team determined that the best decision was to proceed with another surgery.
The Knicks announced Tuesday that Stoudemire would have a debridement, a surgical procedure that removes dead or foreign tissue in his left knee. The forward could be out for six to eight weeks. His absence puts a damper on the start of the Knicks’ season.
However, Stoudemire will be staying busy during his time away from the court. Last fall, the basketball star collaborated with fashion designer Rachel Roy for a women’s clothing collection at Macy’s. This year Stoudemire will take on the role of executive producer in the new basketball documentary, Little Ballers.