Updates from Thursday, Jan. 30
Newsday's Al Iannazzone confirmed Amar'e Stoudemire's status for tonight's contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers:
No Shumpert, Bargnani, Kenyon, Stoudemire and Udrih tonight for the Knicks— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) January 30, 2014
Updates from Friday, Jan. 17
Stoudemire supplied Twitter with an update on his status:
New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire was injured on Thursday, Jan. 16 and unable to return against the Indiana Pacers. Prior to exiting the game, the oft-injured big man had eight points and three rebounds in 14 minutes on the court.
The team announced that Stoudemire suffered a sprained left ankle.
Amar'e Stoudemire has a sprained left ankle and will not return.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) January 17, 2014
After the game Al Iannazzone of Newsday provided an update on Stoudemire's status:
Woodson said Amare and Kenyon will probably miss a few games— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) January 17, 2014
This has been the story of his career since his move to New York. Injuries have severely limited his time on the court. This season, he's averaging 19.6 minutes a night, which is the lowest of his career (when taking out the 2005-06 season, in which he only played three games).
Despite his drop in production, Stoudemire is an essential player for the Knicks, if only for how many players they've already lost. The Daily News' Frank Isola joked that only Kansas City Chiefs are worse off.
Amar'e, just like Kenyon, has a sprained left ankle and won't return. Only the Kansas City Chiefs lost more players here.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) January 17, 2014
It will be important for New York that Stoudemire is able to make a speedy recovery. Plus, with his injury history, it would be nice to see him stay healthy for a prolonged period of time.