(NEW YORK) — This season hasn’t gone exactly the way the New York Knicks thought it would. The team is struggling just to get to .500, former head coach Mike D’Antoni resigned, and of course there was Linsanity.
The team is holding onto the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but it may be getting worse as forward Amare Stoudemire is out indefinitely because of a bulging disk in his back and forward Carmelo Anthony is day-to-day with a groin injury.
The Knicks have come out and said that Stoudemire will undergo non-surgical treatment for his back and will try to work his way back on the court through rehabilitation. There is still a possibility that Stoudemire will need surgery at some point. He will get a second opinion in Miami.
“Hopefully the second opinion is something. Since he was out all [last] summer rehabbing it and getting treatment on it, I’m hoping it’s nothing too serious at this point,” Anthony said.
Anthony isn’t doing so great himself either. During the team’s win against the Milwaukee Bucks last night, Anthony injured his groin making a spin move. He finished the game and wound up with 28 points, but will need to be re-evaluated today.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire