Amar’e Stoudemire left the Knicks on Sunday to get an MRI that revealed a ruptured cyst on the back of his left knee. The affliction is known as a Baker’s cyst or popiteal.
Stoudemire will be out two to three weeks and miss the season opener in Brooklyn on Nov. 1.
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I've never heard of a ruptured cyst, but I'd actually be concerned if they're not going to surgery. As I understand it, a cyst is an extra growth, and the fact that they're leaving it in there leaves the potential for it to cause future problems.