Monday, April 2, 2012
Amare gets treatment, traveling with team
By Jared Zwerling
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- A slither of good news for the Knicks is that Amare Stoudemre was at the Knicks' training facility Monday morning to receive treatment for his bulging disk, and he will travel with the team to Indiana.
Addressing reporters after Monday's practice, Carmelo Anthony said he had talked to Stoudemire and that he was taking it day by day. Obviously Stoudemire will not play against the Pacers Tuesday night, but his ability to get around is a positive sign for a team hobbled recently by injuries. (If his back was worse, his doctors would likely advise bed rest).
Bill Walker is still out with a sore left elbow, along with Jared Jeffries who has right knee inflammation (his time table for returning is still uncertain). Jeremy Lin will have the small chronic meniscal tear in his left knee repaired this week. The Knicks have not confirmed a date for his surgery.
The latest is that Tyson Chandler is still dealing with a sore groin and left wrist injury.
"He's beat up a little bit, too," Mike Woodson said. "Hey, it's a crazy season. You've got four games in five six seven nights. It's tough. We had eight games in 12 days in this past stretch. Everybody was feeling it a little bit, but I thought the effort was there pretty much during that stretch."
Speaking of tough, it will only get tougher. Out of the final 13 games the Knicks have, eight are against teams over .500. Hopefully those 13 aren't as unlucky when it comes to injuries, and Stoudemire, especially, continues to progress.