After going 15 rounds with the glass casing of a fire extinguisher and slicing his left hand open following Game 2 in Miami on Monday, Amar’e Stoudemire received stitches from paramedics and left the arena with his hand heavily bandaged and his arm in a sling. Those are the PG-rated details. But thanks to ESPN New York, we now have new details on the extent of the injury. And these details take on more of an R-rated, Quentin Tarantino-directed-movie twist. So, be warned, this isn’t going to paint a pretty image in your mind:
“Half of his hand was just hanging off,” a source told ESPN’s Chris Broussard. “It was really bad. Blood was just squirting out. That’s why they had the paramedics come in, because they thought he might have punctured an artery because of how much blood was coming out.”
Stoudemire’s status remains in question for the rest of this series. He’s already been ruled out of Game 3 on Thursday. And even though it’s doubtful, Amar’e thinks he could play in Game 4 on Sunday: “I think there’s a great chance I’ll play Sunday, not totally sure yet.”
If Stoudemire does play Sunday, give him credit. He’d be the first person ever to play less than a week after half of his hand allegedly came off.
H/T The Basketball Jones
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