Amare Stoudemire's Eye Injury Forces Him Out for 2 Weeks

Updated 2/20/09

A lot of you are finding this page looking for the latest injury to Amare Stoudemire

Here's the skinny... On 2/20/09, Stoudemire had surgery to repair a retina in the same eye that Diaw poked back in October.  The surgery puts him out 8 weeks or more.  Despite the injury, the Suns scored 140 points again (3rd time in a row), despite Amare's absence.  It will be interesting to see how the team plays without him, since that could impact this offseason's trade market (for Amare).

Original Post 10/6/08

The Suns Amare Stoudemire injured his eye in a scrimmage earlier this week and will now miss the next 2 weeks of training camp and preseason games.  The injury is serious enough that Stoudemire is not even allowed to exercise, since the blood rush could go to his eye and cause further damage or discomfort.

Amare has stated that he may even choose to wear protective eye goggles for the rest of his career; something I doubt very much.  Sure, Kareem got away with it for awhile, but this is 2008... no self-respecting baller is gonna wear goggles right?  LOL.

The injury sets back the Suns adjustment to new head coach Terry Porter and a different style of offense, but Amare will likely study during his off time and come back ready to go.  Conditioning will be an issue as the preseason ends and the season starts, but he'll quickly adapt & be the beast he's predicted to be this year.

Published Monday, October 06, 2008 12:23 AM by chowell


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