Baron Davis Injury: Updates on New York Knicks Point Guard

Soven BerySenior Analyst IMay 6, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06:  Baron Davis #85 of the New York Knicks is tended to by the team medical staff and teammate Carmelo Anthony #7 after Davis injured his knee in the third quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 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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Update: May 7 at 5:22 PM 

It was a bad injury but this just puts it into perspective. All I can say is that my thoughts and prayers go out to the Davis family and the Knicks community. Scary position to be in. 


#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


Update: May 6 at 8:14 PM

Baron Davis has suffered a dislocated right patella according to David Aldridge. Updates to follow. 

Baron Davis has a dislocated right patella, Knicks say.

— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) May 6, 2012


As the New York Knicks battled back against the Miami Heat in 2012 NBA Playoffs action, point guard Baron Davis went down with a gruesome injury.

The Knicks were down three games to zero and were on the verge of winning Game 4 when the veteran Davis was injured. 

In the third quarter, Davis got the ball on a fast break and went down after being called for traveling. There appeared to be contact though, as the MSG crowd chanted "these refs suck.”

The injury looked bad. The reaction from the Heat players said it all. They were disgusted and had to look away from Davis’ knee. 

These are guys who have played basketball for quite some time and even they were frightened by the look of the injury. 

Jeremy Lin, who is also recovering from a knee injury, looked helplessly on as there was nothing he could do to help his team win. 

Knicks NBA Insider Al Iannazzone reported via Twitter: 

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

Davis was stretchered off the court to a standing ovation. This was a particularly ugly injury and the chances of Davis returning anytime soon are most likely slim to none.

Stay tuned for more updates on this injury.