Stoudemire to miss NBA playoff game after hand surgery

New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire, who smashed his left hand into a window protecting a fire extinguisher after a loss, will miss the next game after minor surgery to repair a small muscle.

The NBA club said on Tuesday that Stoudemire will not play when the Miami Heat visit New York on Thursday. The Heat defeated New York 104-94 on Monday at Miami, prompting Stoudemire to punch the glass in frustration.

Stoudemire suffered a large cut on the side of his hand and had surgery to repair a small muscle, ensuring he will not play when the Heat try to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.

The star forward is listed as doubtful for game four on Sunday but the Knicks said they will reevaluate Stoudemire's status before then.

"We all have done things out of anger that we regret. That makes us human," Stoudemire said in a Twitter posting early Tuesday. "Bad timing on my part. Sorry guys. This to(o) shall pass."

Stoudemire averaged 17.5 points and 7.8 rebounds a game this season. The Knicks went 14-5 without Stoudemire, including 9-4 late in the season with Carmelo Anthony moved to power forward while a bulging back disc sidelined Stoudemire.

But Iman Shumpert played a key role for the Knicks during that spurt and Shumpert has already been lost for the remainder of the playoffs after suffering a knee injury in New York's game one loss last Saturday.

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Fight vs online libel goes to the UNHCR The Inbox
    Fight vs online libel goes to the UNHCR

    Commentary By Ellen T. Tordesillas Last Tuesday, while in Baguio City for their summer session, the Supreme Court denied all the Motions for Reconsideration on Online Libel which it upheld in its Feb. 18, 2014 decision. It will be recalled … Continue reading → …

  • Book chronicles efforts for PWD-friendly polls VERA Files - The Inbox
    Book chronicles efforts for PWD-friendly polls

    By Melissa Luz Lopez, VERA Files A lot have been done but much still need to be done for a hassle-free participation of Persons with Disabilities in elections,according to a book published by The Asia Foundation (TAF) and supported by … Continue reading → …

  • The other side of Palawan Ellen Tordesillas, Contributor - The Inbox
    The other side of Palawan

    By Ellen T. Tordesillas Mention Palawan and what comes to mind are Underground River and El Nido in the northern side of this richly-blessed province from its capital, Puerto Princesa. Three weeks ago, we went to the southern side- in … Continue reading → …

POLL
Loading...
Poll Choice Options