(GREENBURGH, N.Y.) — New York Knicks foward Amar’e Stoudemire’s knees are acting up again, something that is all too familiar to fans. Even though Knicks head coach Mike Woodson declared that Stoudemire would miss time with an injury, Stoudemire disagrees with that assessment.
“Amar’e’s going to be out a while,” Woodson said on Tuesday. “I don’t know, but he won’t play tomorrow. Kenyon [Martin] is out as well. Hopefully Tyson [Chandler] feels good after tonight, will be able to get back in uniform.”
Still, Stoudemire took to Twitter, saying the exact opposite from Coach Woodson. “Fans, IM NOT INJURED, just want u to know I’m ONLY stay’n bk bc of 6 games n 9 days w/ bk2bks! Body & knees feel great!”
Aside from his first season in New York, Stoudemire’s health has been a constant source of concern and debate for the team. He now requires a minutes limit and other restrictions that keep him from playing an 82-game schedule.
Stoudemire is in his twelth NBA season, fourth with the Knicks. In 19 games this season, the former All-Star is averaging 7.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.
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Jill Martin, CNN
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