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  • Amare Stoudamire To Miss 4 Months

    After surprise microfracture surgery

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    PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns will be without All-Star forward Amare Stoudemire for about four months after he underwent microfracture surgery to repair damage to his injured left knee on Tuesday.

    The injury turned out to be far worse than the Suns had hoped when they announced on Monday that team doctor Thomas Carter would perform what was termed "diagnostic" surgery.

    "It was better to do the microfracture now instead of chancing that the lesion would grow, which might affect Amare down the road," Rodney Rice, Stoudemire's manager, told the Arizona Republic. "It was best to do the procedure now."

    Stoudemire, who turns 23 next month, signed a five-year, $73 million contract extension last week, the maximum allowed under the NBA's collective bargaining agreement with the players union.

    In a news release, the Suns said Carter repaired a joint surface defect roughly one centimeter in diameter on the inside of his left knee.

    "The surgery went well and other than the defect that we treated today, Amare's knee is remarkably and structurally healthy," Carter said in the statement released by the team. "Given Amare's age and the nominal size of the location of the defect, I am confident the microfracture procedure performed will allow a healthy and normal return to action."

    Considered the cornerstone of the franchise, Stoudemire has improved each year and was a main component of a team that won a league-best 62 games last season.

    The 6-foot-10, 245-pound forward was fifth in the NBA in scoring at 26 points per game last season, his third in the league. He averaged 30 points in the playoffs, 37 in the Western Conference finals against Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs.

    Stoudemire's loss will leave the Suns with a vastly different team through most of the regular season. The only starters from last season's team will be the NBA's most valuable player, Steve Nash, and all-star Shawn Marion.

    Stoudemire had been bothered by soreness in the knee for several months. He had worked out last week in training camp, but sat out the team's scrimmage and final practice to have the knee examined by three doctors.

    The arthroscopic operation found the cartilage damage in Stoudemire's left knee to be more severe than anticipated, the Arizona Republic reported.

    Suns team physician Tom Carter treated a joint surface defect, roughly 1 centimeter in diameter on the medial (inside) side of the left knee.

    "The surgery went well and other than the defect that we treated today, Amaré's knee is remarkably and structurally healthy," Carter said. "Given Amare's age [22], and the nominal size and location of the defect, I am confident the microfracture procedure performed will allow a healthy and normal return to action."

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    That sucks. The Suns are my favorite NBA team to watch.
    “I’ve always stated, ‘I’m a Missouri Tiger,’” Anderson said March 13 after Arkansas fired John Pelphrey, adding, “I’m excited about what’s taking place here.”

    Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.

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    • #3
      Thats a huge loss -
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