A team source told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that Stoudemire injured the hand while punching the glass casing surrounding a fire extinguisher located in a hallway at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
He was treated by paramedics and doctors, according to the team. They had no further comment regarding the nature of the injury.
Paramedics rushed into the Knicks’ locker room shortly after their 104-94 Game 2 loss.
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Stoudemire was seen leaving the arena with his hand heavily bandaged and his arm in a sling. His status for Game 3 is unknown but a league source said the Knicks star is “almost certain” to miss Thursday night’s game and possibly the rest of the series.
No X-rays or MRIs have been taken and Stoudemire will travel back to New York with the team.
Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson would not elaborate on the incident.
“How severe it is I don’t know. I’m trying to learn more about it. That’s it. Let’s talk about the game,” Woodson said.
Stoudemire scored 18 points and had seven rebounds on Monday night.