Feb 22, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; New York Knicks forward Amar

Amar’e Stoudemire Hopes To Return To New York Knicks For Playoffs


New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire was forced to undergo knee surgery that would put an end to his regular season, but he says the injury came just at the right time and Stoudemire is hopeful that he will be able to return to the team in time for the playoffs. It has been expected all along that Stoudemire would return for the postseason so this news means that he is still on track with his recovery.

Stoudemire confirmed his hopes of returning for the playoffs during a conference call to promote his documentary, “Amar’e Stoudemire: In The Moment,” late in the week.

Per  Jared Zwerling of ESPN New York:

“There’s no timetable set on my return,” he said during a conference call for an upcoming self-documentary. “Hopefully, I can return soon enough for the postseason. I’m gearing toward that, but I want to make sure I’m ready and 100 percent. … It’s only been two weeks since the procedure, so we’re still taking precautionary measures and just making sure everything heals up perfectly before we get too far ahead of ourselves.”

“It actually happened I think at the perfect time because it gives me a chance to have hope to return for the postseason,” he said. “If I feel 100 percent by the postseason, then I should be ready for next season as well, but if not, then I’ll probably have to wait until next season.”

While the news was expected, it’s encouraging for the team and their fans to hear straight from Stoudemire’s mouth that his return to the court is just around the corner.

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