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Stoudemire to miss regular season

New York, March 10 (IANS):

New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire will miss the rest of the regular season because of his right knee surgery next week.

Stoudemire, who is averaging 14.2 points and 5.0 rebounds a game, will undergo an operation to remove loose debris in the knee and will miss approximately six weeks, reports Xinhua.

The NBA playoffs are set to open in six weeks. The Knicks, who began the season 37-22 to top the Atlantic division, are already missing star playmaker Carmelo Anthony with a sore right knee.

Stoudemire underwent surgery on his left knee before the season began and was rehabilitating the knee until returning to the court for the Knicks in January.

An MRI exam Saturday revealed the extent of Stoudemire’s latest injury after he missed practice because of sore knees.

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