(NEW YORK) — New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin will undergo surgery next week to repair a small, chronic meniscus tear in his left knee, putting him out of action for six weeks.
Unless the Knicks advance deep into the playoffs, fans might have seen the last of the 23-year-old sensation for this year. The NBA regular season is scheduled to end on Thursday, April 26th.
“Can’t really do too much,” Lin said Saturday. “Can’t really cut or jump, so it’s pretty clear that I won’t be able to help the team unless I get this fixed right now. “
Lin is averaging 14.1 points and 6.1 assists in 35 games played this season.
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