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Baron Davis Injury: Latest Updates on Knicks Point Guard

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03:  Baron Davis #85 of the New York Knicks looks on dejected from the bench in the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIMay 6, 2012

This has to be the worst postseason for horrific knee injuries in NBA history. This time it was New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis.

UPDATE: Monday, 5:30 p.m. ET by Eric Ball

The worst-case scenario for the Knicks and Baron Davis has come true.

MSG Network’s Alan Hahn is reporting that Davis is going to miss the next calendar year after a horrific knee injury in the Knicks 89-87 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday:

#Knicks announce MRI revealed partial tear of patella tendon and completetears of ACL and MCL for Baron Davis. Out 12 months. Wow. #fb

— Alan Hahn (@alanhahn) May 7, 2012

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.

 

Al Iannazzone of New York Newsday had the initial report via Twitter, but David Aldrige of NBA.com has the latest (most recent update on top):

 

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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