Amare Stoudemire Injures His Hand While Heading Back To The Locker Room: See What Happened As Well As His Status For Game 3
April 30, 2012 Leave a comment
Following up a 100-67 game one victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday, the Miami Heat won again at home this time winning, 104-94.
Frustrations grew in the Knicks locker room as the Knicks who now trail 0-2 to the Heat, as they head back to New York for game three, may be heading back without star forward, Amare Stoudemire.
A team spokesman confirmed Monday night that while heading back to the locker room after walking off the floor, Stoudemire punched the glass casing surrounding a fire extinguisher that was in a hallway of AmericanAirlines Arena. As a result to punching the glass casing, Stoudemire, would need medical assistance on his left hand according to the team.
The team wouldn’t comment any further regarding the severity or time table for the injury. However, Stoudemire would be seen leaving AmericanAirlines Arena with his hand in a sling and heavily bandaged.
His status for game three is uncertain, but a league source said that he’s “almost certain” that Stoudemire will miss both game three and the remainder of the series as well.
“How severe it is I don’t know. I’m trying to learn more about it. That’s it. Let’s talk about the game,” Knicks interim head coach, Mike Woodson said.
No MRIs or X-Rays have been taken though Stoudemire who did need stitches according to Knicks guard, J.R. Smith, will most likely undergo testing when the team arrives back in New York.
Game three is set to tip off on Thursday at 7:00 P.M. Eastern time, at Madison Square Garden.
“I just know he has a laceration and he is probably going to be out,” Knicks center, Tyson Chandler told reporters. “You can’t fault anybody because Amare is a good person that has high emotions at times. One quick decision-making mistake, and now you’ve got to deal with repercussions.’’
Though, with Stoudemire’s status still up in the air, Knicks forward, Carmelo Anthony is remaining positive as he told reporters that the series is far from over.
“The series is still up in the air. It’s their home court. It’s our turn now. We can’t wait to get back and protect home court. We’ve got to keep everybody positive. It’s far from over.”
As for Stoudemire, he wouldn’t comment to reporters after the game most likely due to his injury however, he would comment on twitter where he apologized.
I am so mad at myself right now, I want to apologize to the fans and my team, not proud of my actions, headed home for a new start
— Amar’e Stoudemire (@Amareisreal) May 1, 2012