This just sucks.
If you remember Kelenna Azubuike from when he was healthy with the Golden State Warriors, you remember saying to yourself “they may have something here.” Crazy athlete who was perfect for an up and down game. A guy who came to the Knicks in the David Lee trade and could have been the steal of that deal.
But he never recovered from a torn patellar tendon in 2009 and never saw the court with the Knicks, and now we know why — a botched surgery, according to the New York Post.
A Knicks source recently said the initial surgery went badly.
“They put his knee back together wrong,” the source said.
Last night, Azubuike confirmed on Twitter, “The 1st surgery in 09 wasn’t done right. Gettin it done right this time!”
This means an entire second round of major knee surgery rehab.
The Knicks bought him out, so he is a free agent. If the surgery and rehab go well, there will be a few teams willing to take another look at him.
At this point, shouldn’t the Trail Blazers just invest in their own MRI machine?
The Blazers got some good news in their latest MRI results that show Nicolas Batum has a bone bruise on his knee but nothing more serious, the team announced Friday morning. He is listed as day-to-day.
Batum was injured in the middle of the second quarter Thursday night while backpedaling trying to keep up with a driving Paul Pierce. There was no contact, Batum said later he just felt his knee “stretch” and it clearly was painful as Batum limped up court then after a time out went directly to the locker room.
After the game Batum said the injury was not serious but he did leave the arena on crutches.
Pierce also suffered a minor knee bruise in this game although he thought his happened later.
Just for the record, the list of Blazers knee surgeries this season stands at five: Greg Oden, Brandon Roy, Marcus Camby, Elliot Williams and Jeff Pendergraph (who was released).
In a blow to a Bobcats team fighting to get one of the final playoff spots in the East, Tyrus Thomas will miss the next eight weeks after surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, the team announced.
Thomas was a last second scratch from the Bobcats lineup before the team’s win over the Sixers Thursday. An MRI revealed the knee for surgery.
Thomas has been coming off the bench but doing well in that role, providing a defensive boost, plus 10 points and 7 boards a game in the team’s last 10. He’s been averaging 25 minutes a night and Paul Silas can look down the Bobcats bench all he wants he doesn’t have a player who can fill those minutes nearly as well.
How many meniscus injuries are we up to this season? Clearly they don’t make those like they used to.