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Sunday, October 9, 2005
Stoudemire seeks 2nd opinion on knee

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Phoenix Suns: : The Suns and Amare Stoudemire will wait on at least one more opinion before deciding whether the unspecified problem with his left knee will be handled through treatments and rehabilitation or surgery, the Arizona Republic reported.

Stoudemire will see a specialist this week in California. Team physician Thomas Carter made his recommendation.

"Everyone is hopeful that we come to a conclusion soon but obviously you don't want to rush into anything," Suns president and general manager Bryan Colangelo said. "You seek as many opinions as necessary before making a determination. We continue to evaluate the extent of the injury and the options to correct it."

Indiana Pacers: Center David Harrison is feeling pain around his ribs, limiting his work to non-contact drills.

"I went to the doctor, but they don't know what it is," Harrison told The Indianapolis Star on Saturday. "I wish I knew what's wrong with me."

Harrison felt the pain several weeks but only recently has it increased in discomfort.

"I tried to push through the pain as much as I could, but I couldn't do it anymore," Harrison told the paper. "They're keeping me away from contact stuff and I'm not doing much running. I'm only trying to do machine stuff as far as working out goes. I'm watching and learning from the sidelines, trying to take notes. I'll be back out there when it goes away."