Jan 16, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire (1) holds his ankle in pain during a game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats New York 117- 89. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Knicks lose Amare Stoudemire, Kenyon Martin for at least two weeks

During the New York Knicks loss to the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night, they watched big men Amare Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin go down with ankle injuries. Both players needed to undergo further evaluation on Friday and now we know the timetable for their return.

“I just heard that they’re going to be out at least two weeks,” Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said.

Because of the injuries to their key rotation players, the team will need to rely heavily on bench players Cole Aldrich and Jeremy Tyler, who will have the opportunity to impress their coach and earn a bigger role when the team is back to 100 percent.

Now, there will be even more pressure on the shoulders of star Carmelo Anthony.

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