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Old 02-20-2009, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Amare Stoudemire of Phoenix Suns could to miss 8 weeks - ESPN

A day after deciding to let the trade deadline pass without making a major money-saving move, the inactivity seemingly has turned incredibly costly for the Phoenix Suns.

The beleaguered Suns announced Friday that Amare Stoudemire was forced to undergo eye surgery to repair a partially detached retina suffered in a Wednesday night rout of the Los Angeles Clippers. It is Stoudemire's second eye injury since October and the All-Star forward could miss the rest of the regular season.

Stoudemire's return to physical activity has been estimated at eight weeks by the Suns. He underwent surgery Friday morning, although the club said in a statement that "recovery varies on a case-by-case basis."

The Suns were just starting to feel a sense of optimism about salvaging something from this painful season after replacing coach Terry Porter with Alvin Gentry on Monday, ringing up 280 points in back-to-back victories over the Clippers and getting the go-ahead Thursday from owner Robert Sarver to keep hold of Stoudemire and Shaquille O'Neal after shopping both this month in an attempt to significantly reduce Sarver's payroll.

But the injury suffered by Stoudemire when he was poked in the eye during his 42-point game against the Clippers means the Suns will have to try to make the playoffs without him, which was not going to be easy even with a healthy Stoudemire. The Suns awoke Friday as the West's No. 9 team in an eight-team race with a record of 30-23, one game short of the eighth spot.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had the same surgery for retinal detachment... not fun.

If he doesn't let it heal completely he can get it again and again.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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LOL TO, you just beat me to it, i was 2 seconds away from posting this.
bad news for Phoenix, they are in a world of trouble now... bye-bye playoffs?
thats 2 months without their best player.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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LOL TO, you just beat me to it, i was 2 seconds away from posting this.
bad news for Phoenix, they are in a world of trouble now... bye-bye playoffs?
thats 2 months without their best player.
yea looks like I refreshed ESPN just in time


Sucks for the Suns, they were just getting their mojo back. Now Louis Amundson has to step up for them
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Imagine if Raptors traded Bosh for Amare...
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow, feel bad for them. This season just plainly sucks. How many more injuries are going to happend. Its getting ridiculous.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Imagine if Raptors traded Bosh for Amare...
Then he wouldn't be playing against the Clippers and wouldn't have been poked in the eye
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Gets some Kareem goggles and suck it up!
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Gets some Kareem goggles and suck it up!
if you have a partially detached retina I don't think your vision is great and there are head movement situations.

I think Amar'e will wear goggles for the rest of his career now that this has happened twice
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Gets some Kareem goggles and suck it up!
It wouldn't help... it's not about being poked in the eye... it's about head trauma... he cannot even shake his head for weeks now.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Guys, I was only joking around.

I understand the severity of his injury.


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Old 02-20-2009, 01:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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if you have a partially detached retina I don't think your vision is great and there are head movement situations.

I think Amar'e will wear goggles for the rest of his career now that this has happened twice
Once your retina is detached you start losing your vision and it gets worst fast... if you don't get a surgery soon you'll go blind completely in that eye... once it's operated and if surgery is successful your vision is again good.

It happens due to head trauma but some people have thin retina that is prone to ripping easily.

For Amare there is nothing he can do now except resting it and letting it heal completely.
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Fact is he wore goggles after the first incident and decided to get rid of them.
Pretty dumb decision.
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Fact is he wore goggles after the first incident and decided to get rid of them.
Pretty dumb decision.
Trust me, goggles protects your cornea (outer part of the eye) from being scratched they do nothing for retinal detachment... if he gets whacked over the head or even in the back of the head he might get another detachment.
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Didn't the article say he got poked in the eye?
My Uncle had re-attachment surgery a couple months ago. He doesn't even know how his retina became detached in the first place so I see your point.
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LOL TO, you just beat me to it, i was 2 seconds away from posting this.
bad news for Phoenix, they are in a world of trouble now... bye-bye playoffs?
thats 2 months without their best player.
Here is how i see it in the west come playoff time

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3 Nuggets
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Trust me, goggles protects your cornea (outer part of the eye) from being scratched they do nothing for retinal detachment... if he gets whacked over the head or even in the back of the head he might get another detachment.
Maybe he needs to start wearing one of these?

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It might help... not sure it be would legal in the NBA...

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Here is how i see it in the west come playoff time

1 Lakers
2 Spurs
3 Nuggets
4 Mavericks
5 Blazers
6 Rockets
7 Utah
8 Suns
hmmmm, no faith in New Orleans eh?
i figure the suns will miss out, and New Orleans should definitely be in there.
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I remember we made picks in the start of the year. Was I ever wrong. I picked the Hornets to win the Championship LOL
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