Knicks fans, if you knew a player had chronic knee issues, would you expect your GM to give said player a 4-year contract? That’s exactly what the New York Knicks did with JR Smith. On Monday the Knicks announced that Smith had surgery on his left knee that’s expected to keep him sidelined for the next three-to-four months.
Smith underwent two procedures: one to address his patella tendon and an arthroscopic procedure to fix a lateral meniscus tear. The Knicks noted that Smith’s issues were “chronic” and “gradually worsened,” requiring surgical attention.
The recovery timeline puts Smith’s availability for training camp, preseason and the 2013-14 season opener in question. Should he return in three months, Smith would be ready to go in the middle of the preseason. Should his recovery stretch to four months, Smith could miss the opening week or two of the regular season
We know JR loves social media. The “Sixth-Man-of-the-Year” took to his Instagram page Tuesday morning to share photos of himself in the hospital and his leg in a brace. Get well soon JR, Knicks headlines aren’t as much fun if you aren’t apart of them.