New York Knicks: Holding Their Breath While Amar'e Stoudemire Undergoes MRI

Michael NargiSenior Analyst IMarch 26, 2012

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The New York Knicks seem to have hit their stride under interim head coach Mike Woodson.

Monday however, one of the key pieces for the Knicks was sent for an MRI on his back. 

of the New York Daily News reported that Amar'e Stoudemire might be looking at a serious injury, depending on the results of his MRI, "Amar'e, who injured his back last April & couldn't play for 3 months, is having an MRI today for similar injury."

This could be big trouble for Stoudemire and the Knicks, as the season reaches its final stretch.

Although Stoudemire has not been the player many expected him to be this season, he is still vital to the Knicks hopes to win any games in the playoffs.

Negative results from the MRI might shut Stoudemire down.

Carmelo Anthony, Jeremy Lin and the rest of the Knicks will have to step up in a big way if Stoudemire misses any significant amount of time.