March 27, 2012 12:00 AM
" When we talked about the thin line the Knicks were walking earlier on Monday, Amar'e Stoudemire's back injury from Saturday night's game with the Pistons was one of the things cited as a potential reason to worry.
Worry away, boys and girls, because the news on Stoudemire's back isn't good. He had an MRI Monday and was diagnosed with a bulging disc that has him listed as out indefinitely for the Knicks.
As of now, no surgery is planned to repair the injury but Mike Woodson said that it couldn't totally be ruled out as an option down the road. Reading between the lines leaves you with a very bleak view of Stoudemire's status for the rest of the regular season, at the very least, and, in light of Stoudemire's past back issues, a generally bleak view of what life will be like for the rest of his contract.
Stoudemire's recent resurgence has been heartwarming, but Monday's news is a sledgehammer of a reminder that he came to the Knicks in sufficiently bad physical condition that insurance companies wouldn't take on his contract "
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