New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis' knee injury has turned out to be even worse than feared after an MRI.
Initially, the word on the injury was that the guard had dislocated his patella. It turns out that Davis actually has a partially torn patella tendon and complete tears of both his ACL and MCL of his right knee (via Howard Beck's Twitter). The injuries push his recovery time back from the 6-8 month range to likely a full 12 months. You have to wonder if this will end the 33-year-old Davis's career. In 13 seasons Davis has averaged 16.1 points and 7.2 assists per game.
Davis injured the knee during the third quarter of Sunday's NBA Playoff game against the Miami Heat, the first playoff win for the Knicks since 2001. Davis had two points, two assists and a rebound in 25 minutes before the injury. Davis was attempting a jump stop in the lane during a fast break when the injury occurred. A stretcher was needed to take Davis off the court.
Davis averaged only 6.1 points and 4.7 assists for the Knicks during the regular season. He was averaging 7.75 points per game during the playoffs. The Knicks also lost guard Iman Shumpert to a torn ACL earlier in the series.
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