Monday, July 15, 2013
J.R. Smith has surgery on left knee
By Jared Zwerling
The New York Knicks announced that Sixth Man Award winner J.R. Smith had patellar tendon surgery and an arthroscopy for a tear in the lateral meniscus of his left knee.
The Knicks said Smith's injuries, which were treated at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City by team orthopedist Dr. Answorth Allen, were chronic and gradually worsened. His recovery time is approximately 3 to 4 months, which could make him available between Oct. 15 and Nov. 15 -- near the start of the 2013-14 season.