Amar'e Stoudemire's Sports Injuries

Type of Sport: Basketball

Amar'e Stoudemire's Sports Injuries Table

Type Area Date Consequences Content How It Happened Recovery Duration Rehabilitation Details Impact On Career Psychological Impact Previous Injuries Return To Competition Severity Treatment Medical Staff Long Term Impact Preventive Measures Competition Missed Initial Symptoms Re Injury Risk Support System Rehabilitation Location
Back Injuries Lower Back 2012-03-23 Missed several weeks Stoudemire suffered a bulging disk in his lower back. During a game against the Detroit Pistons 4-6 weeks Physical therapy and core strengthening exercises Moderate Frustration due to recurring injuries None significant in the back 2012-05-06 Moderate Physical therapy and rest New York Knicks medical team Potential for future back issues Core strengthening and flexibility exercises Several weeks of the 2011-12 season Back pain and stiffness Moderate Team medical staff New York, New York
Cuts and Abrasions Left Hand 2012-04-29 Missed one game Stoudemire lacerated his left hand, requiring stitches. Punched a fire extinguisher case after a playoff loss 1 week Wound care and rest Minor Embarrassment and regret None significant in the hand 2012-05-04 Low Stitches and wound care New York Knicks medical team None Avoiding impulsive actions One playoff game Bleeding and pain Low Team medical staff New York, New York
Knee Injuries Right Knee 2012-10-20 Missed the start of the 2012-13 season Stoudemire underwent a debridement procedure on his right knee. During a preseason game 6-8 weeks Physical therapy and gradual return to activity Significant, ongoing knee problems Concerns about long-term health Previous knee surgeries 2013-01-01 High Debridement surgery New York Knicks medical team Chronic knee problems Regular knee maintenance and strengthening Start of the 2012-13 season Knee pain and swelling High Team medical staff and personal trainers New York, New York
Knee Injuries Right Knee 2013-03-08 Missed the remainder of the 2012-13 season Stoudemire required another debridement surgery on his right knee. During a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder Several months Physical therapy and gradual return to activity High, persistent knee issues Increased concern about longevity in the league Multiple previous knee surgeries 2013-10-30 High Debridement surgery New York Knicks medical team Chronic knee problems Regular knee maintenance and strengthening Remainder of the 2012-13 season Knee pain and swelling High Team medical staff and personal trainers New York, New York
Labral Tears Left Knee 2005-10-17 Missed most of the 2005-06 season Stoudemire underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee, a procedure that involves drilling small holes in the bone to stimulate cartilage growth. During training camp Approximately 6 months Intensive physical therapy and gradual return to basketball activities Significant, affected his explosiveness Reported to have struggled with the mental aspect of recovery None significant before this 2006-03-23 High Microfracture surgery Phoenix Suns medical team Chronic knee issues throughout career Strengthening exercises and regular medical check-ups 2005-06 NBA season Knee pain and swelling High Team medical staff and personal trainers Phoenix, Arizona
Sprains Right Ankle 2011-12-24 Missed several games Stoudemire sprained his right ankle in the first game of the season. During the season opener against the Boston Celtics 2 weeks Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) Minor Minimal None significant in the ankle 2012-01-09 Low RICE and physical therapy New York Knicks medical team None Ankle strengthening exercises Few games in the 2011-12 season Pain and swelling Low Team medical staff New York, New York