Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/1/12
New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire had surgery on his lacerated left hand on Tuesday, and the team said it is "doubtful" he will be available for the remaining games in the playoff series against the Miami Heat. Stoudemire punched a glass fire extinguisher case with his left hand after the team's 104-94 loss in Game 2, which put his team in an 0-2 hole in the series. He suffered lacerations, and had to be treated by paramedics at American Airlines Arena. After visiting a hand specialist, Stoudemire has surgery Tuesday to repair a small muscle in his hand. The Knicks said Stoudemire will not play in Game 3 on Thursday and is doubtful for Game 4. The team will re-assess Stoudemire's status after that. In Stoudemire's absence, the Knicks probably will move Carmelo Anthony to the starting power forward position. The Knicks are also without guard Iman Shumbert, who tore an anterior-cruciate ligament in Game 1, and guard Jeremy Lin, who is recovering from arthroscopi...
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