Jeremy Lin to Undergo Knee Surgery
NY Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin will be missing six weeks of playing time, with the possibility of ending his breakthrough season to have surgery on his left knee. During an MRI examination showed that Lin had a small chronic meniscus tear.
The regular season is about to end this April 26, and Lin’s season if probably done unless the Knicks makes a playoff run. Back in February, Lin was barely holding on in a spot in the NBA, then the undrafted Harvard alum became the starter in several games turning it into a series of brilliant performances, kicking off a phenomenon that was called Linsanity. Now with two Sports Illustrated covers and worldwide popularity, Lin is back to the bench on times he wanted to play the most. The Knicks have currently turned to Baron Davis in the Place of Lin.
Lin took part in a shoot around before their game March 26 and thought he could deal with the pain. Although the swelling went down, the pain never went away, and after testing it again Friday and Saturday, Lin finally decided to have the surgery.
Lin said before the Knicks played Cleveland that he can’t really cut or jump, so it’s pretty clear that I won’t be able to help the team unless I get this fixed right now. But hopefully, it’s a six-week rehab process and hopes to heal fast, so that he can come back as soon as possible and still contribute this season.