UPDATE: Monday, 5:30 p.m. ET by Eric Ball
The worst-case scenario for the Knicks and Baron Davis has come true.
It’s a tough pill to swallow for Davis, who will be 34 years old at this time next year. The complete tear ensures a very long recovery process that could potentially end his career.
Baron Davis has a dislocated right patella, Knicks say.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) May 6, 2012
Baron Davis just crumbled to the ground. They're bringing out the stretch for him. Right knee injury.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) May 6, 2012
For the second time in this opening-round series versus the Miami Heat, the Knicks have had a player suffer a seemingly serious knee injury. They lost rookie guard Iman Shumpert in Game 1.
Here is the injury. If you have a weak stomach, you may want to turn away while he's on the ground.
Davis went to the ground in a heap after a drive to the basket in the third quarter. The knee was visibly disfigured, and Tyson Chandler called for the stretcher immediately.
The Knicks' hopes to win this series still look bleak, despite escaping Game 4 with an 89-87 victory. The Knicks avoided the first-round sweep, now trailing the Heat 3-1 in the series.
Davis' injury is the latest in a rash of physical issues that have plagued teams in the 2012 NBA playoffs.
Stay tuned as more information becomes available on Davis.
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