2012 NBA Playoffs: Knicks Lose, Amar'e Stoudemire Suffers Injury Postgame
After various reports, the Knicks have confirmed that Amar'e Stoudemire suffered a lacerated left hand due to punching a fire extinguisher. Paramedics and doctors arrived immediately.
The severity of the injury is not yet clear. According to ESPN's Rachel Nichols, coach Mike Woodson said "How severe it is, I don't know. I am trying to learn more about it. That's it, let's talk about the game."
It was just 10 days ago that Stoudemire returned after being sidelined with a back injury.
Amar'e hasn't been at his best in the Knicks' two playoff losses. In Game 1 Stoudemire scored just nine points on 2-of-7 shooting to go along with five rebounds. In Game 2, STAT's numbers were slightly better with 18 points and seven rebounds, but he missed a couple of big free throws and continuously failed to box out his opponent.
The New York Daily News's Frank Isola tweeted that there was blood all over the carpet in the locker room on Monday night.
Assuming no Stoudemire in Game 3, the Knicks are looking at a roster with no Jeremy Lin, Iman Shumpert or Amar'e Stoudemire and settling for a banged-up Baron Davis and Tyson Chandler.
Isola later tweeted that the Knicks have officially announced that the team will not practice Tuesday.
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