New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis has suffered a partial tear of the patella tendon in his right knee and complete tears of his ACL and MCL, according to Ian Begley of ESPN New York. He is expected to be out for a full 12 months.
Davis suffered the injury in the third quarter of the Knicks’ Game 4 win over the Miami Heat yesterday afternoon. His knee buckled as he dribbled down the floor; he was down for several minutes and needed to be carried off on a stretcher. An MRI today confirmed the injury, the team announced.
“I almost shed a tear on the court, to be honest with you,” teammmate Amare Stoudemire said of the injury. “Baron’s such a great guy off the court, as a teammate. He’s a phenomenal locker room guy, and to see that, I dropped down to one knee and said a prayer while he was on the ground. It was sad.”
Davis stepped in as the Knicks’ starting point guard this season after Jeremy Lin went down with a knee injury on March 24. He averaged 6.1 points, 4.7 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game in 29 appearances, 14 of them starts.