Amare Stoudemire Injury Update: Knicks' Star Says 'Great Chance' He Returns Sunday

Amare Stoudemire remains out for Game 3 against the Miami Heat Thursday night, but the New York Knicks star said there's a "great chance" he returns to the court Sunday for Game 4.

"I think there's a great chance I'll play Sunday," he told assembled reporters Wednesday, per Mark Hale of the New York Post.

The Knicks have the optimistic Stoudemire listed as doubtful for Game 4. [Related: Stoudemire's Disappointing Decline]

Stoudemire became the victim (and culprit) of one of the strangest injuries in recent professional sports history when he punched a fire extinguisher during the moments after New York's Game 2 loss and suffered a laceration on the inside of his hand. A person who witnessed the incident told ESPN's Chris Broussard that "half of his hand was just hanging off" and that "blood was just squirting out."

For more on the Knicks playoff basketball, check back to this SB Nation New York StoryStream. Meanwhile, the SB Nation blog Posting and Toasting is all about Knicks basketball. NBA Playoff schedule and updates can be found here at SBNation.com.

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