Sheed undergoes foot surgery

The Knicks announced that Rasheed Wallace had surgery Thursday to repair a broken bone in his left foot.

Recovery time is approximately eight weeks, so Wallace will likely miss the rest of the regular season and at least the first week of the playoffs. The Knicks said that the injury -- a fracture of the fifth metatarsal -- was revealed via new X-rays and was a "progression" from the stress reaction in his left foot.

Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed Wallace

#36 PF
New York Knicks

2013 STATS

  • GM20
  • PPG7.2

  • RPG4.2

  • APG0.3

  • FG%.388

  • FT%.700

Wallace's setback puts even greater significance on Marcus Camby returning soon. The backup center has missed the past month and a half with a strained left plantar fascia, but he's been hitting the practice court this week.

Kenyon Martin -- currently on a 10-day contract -- could also see his minutes increase. When Martin was asked after the Knicks' victory over the Warriors whether Wallace's injury opened any doors for him, he said, "That doesn't mean I'm going to stick."

Depending on what happens with Martin, it could mean an opportunity for Henry Sims, who's been blowing up on the Knicks' D-League team, the Erie BayHawks, averaging 17 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.

"[The Knicks] could give him a shot. He is playing well," a source told ESPNNewYork.com. "They will need to see if they're going to keep K-Mart or not."

An NBA scout who has watched Sims has been impressed with the center's progression because the D-League favors guard play. The scout said that if Sims is not picked up this year, he will be playing for an NBA team next season.

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