At this point, it's best to read official injury reports with the same skepticism you'd reserve for a story in The National Enquirer.
Or the New York Post.
I submit as Exhibit A the headlines out of Salt Lake concerning Mo Williams' thumb injury. Initial reports listed Williams as "day to day," which quickly turned into "out indefinitely." Then came the dreaded "seeking a second opinion," finally leading to "surgery needed, out 6-8 weeks."
That progression is eerily similar to what we got from the Knicks after Raymond Felton hurt his hand.
New York was similarly vague when discussing Amar'e Stoudemire's season debut. The rumor mill was abuzz that STAT would rejoin the team at the Staples Center on Christmas Day … before Stoudemire himself stepped up to say that wasn't happening. He finally did return a week later, but he has said that he's only about 80 percent healthy. Stoudemire may have pushed for an early return to help compensate for t You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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