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Stoudemire out 8 weeks after eye surgery

Posted on: February 20, 2009 12:24 pm

Amare Stoudemire didn't get traded, but the Phoenix Suns will still have to find a way to live without him. Stoudemire underwent surgery Friday to repair a partially detached retina in his right eye and will miss about eight weeks, the team said in a news release.

“We are very glad to hear that Amare should have a 100 percent recovery relative to his vision and his long-term prognosis is excellent,” Suns president Steve Kerr said. “Obviously, it is very disappointing to lose him at this time. We are all very excited about the progress the team is making, but Amare’s health and the health of all our players is our number one concern.”

It's not clear whether the injury affected the Suns'  ability to move  Stoudemire at the trade deadline. In the Suns' first two games after the All-Star break, they totaled 282 points in back-to-back victories over the Clippers under new coach Alvin Gentry. Stoudemire had 42 points and 11 rebounds Wednesday night in a 142-119 victory.


Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2009 1:37 pm

Stoudemire out 8 weeks after eye surgery

While I agree, that SOME protection is necessary, all those additions to your body will slow you down or affect your shot. Especially if someone had never played with it before,  it takes a while for your body and your movement to become comfortable. REC Specs should be left in Europe, but I do believe that NBA players of today should be wearing much more ankle braces and prteective bands. There has been a strange increase in the number of ankle injuries, and those are usually the worst.

Since: Feb 19, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2009 1:45 pm

Stoudemire out 8 weeks after eye surgery

That is funny, 'cause my nickname is "sCool."

Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2009 1:29 pm

Stoudemire out 8 weeks after eye surgery

A guy in my league has the same equipment and he goes by the nickname of TOOL.

Since: Feb 19, 2009
Posted on: February 20, 2009 6:17 pm

Dudes should don proper protective garb

I am amazed that more NBA players, or college players for that matter, do not wear eye protection.  

I play in a pickup league and wear all the stuff available:  sport googles; a lightweight flak jacket (vest); ankle guards; shooting gloves; mouthguard; headbands and wristbands; breathright nose strip; knee sleeves; compression pants; and a polycarbonate face mask (like Rip Hammy

I feel like a warrior out there!  My wife ays I look pretty awesome too.  Why don't more professional players protect their body?  They would also find they play better.  I doubled my rebounding stats once I got properly suited up.

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