Two potentially huge injuries have gone down in the NBA over the past 24 hours. In Boston’s loss to the Utah Jazz last night, Kevin Garnett left the game in the second quarter with a non-contact knee injury. He’s having an MRI done today, with the results bound to be released within the next day or so.
But while this other news does not exactly impact the East or the future of the Wine and Gold, the news coming out of Phoenix is some that should raise the eyebrows of Cavalier fans everywhere.
A day after deciding to let the trade deadline pass without making a major money-saving move, the inactivity seemingly has turned incredibly costly for the Phoenix Suns.
The beleaguered Suns announced Friday that Amare Stoudemire was forced to undergo eye surgery to repair a partially detached retina suffered in a Wednesday night rout of the Los Angeles Clippers. It is Stoudemire’s second eye injury since October and the All-Star forward could miss the rest of the regular season.
Let’s all say it together. Wow.
Just a day after fans were hoping to see Stoudemire in a Cavaliers jersey, we get news that the All-Star injured himself hours before the trade deadline. Obviously, all of the rumors that went down over the weekend – and the ultimate denial by Phoenix – had nothing to do with the injury that would eventually be sustained. However, you have to wonder how many phone calls the Suns received on Thursday that had to be turned down with the knowledge that their power forward would have to undergo surgery.
This is the second eye injury sustained by Stoudemire, this one coming after he was to wear goggles for the remainder of his career.