In the midst of winning their first playoff game in 10 years, the New York Knicks and the NBA lost another player due to another gruesome injury. This time, it was Baron Davis. All he was doing was dribbling up the court in the middle of the third quarter when his knee gave out and he went to the floor without contact. He was carted off in a stretcher with encouraging cheers from the crowd chanting his name.
An MRI on Monday revealed that he has a partial tear of the patella tendon in his right knee, and full tears on his ACL and MCL. Set to undergo surgery later this week, the recovery time is estimated to be around 12 months.
This could possibly end the career of the 33 year old Davis. After being drafted by the then Charlotte Hornets, and after some ridiculous years in Golden State where he helped the #8 seed Golden State Warriors beat the #1 seed Dallas Mavericks in the 2007 season, he bounced around from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Cleveland Cavaliers, before coming to New York. He had some amazing playoff appearances and was loved by the Knicks players. With a 12 month recovery time, it’s yet to see if Baron Davis can recover from a devastating injury at such a late stage in his career. This writer wishes the best for Baron Davis and hopes he can make a full recovery and show the NBA that he still has what it takes.