New York Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire injured his back during pre-game warm-ups in Game 2 of the First Round of the 2011 Playoffs, and he is still dealing with the pain. Even after months of rehabbing, Stoudemire is still not 100%
Knicks fans expected Stoudemire’s back to fully heal by the start of the next season, but a source says his back is still not where it should be. The New York Post reported, “Stoudemire has not fully recovered from a back injury he suffered before Game 2 of the Knicks’ first-round series against Boston last April. A Knicks source claims that Stoudemire is approximately ’90% healthy’ but couldn’t guarantee that the six-time All-Star would be available if the NBA season begins on time.”
Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups are also facing injury problems, something which will surely cause panic in the Knicks’ front-office. Many believe New York could challenge the upper echelon squads in the East with a full team, but with an unhealthy “Big 3″ nothing can be accomplished.