NEW YORK – Amare Stoudemire says his recovery from right knee surgery is going "a little bit ahead of schedule," though he isn't sure if he can return to the New York Knicks for the first round of the playoffs.
Stoudemire had surgery to clean up and remove tissue from the knee about 2½ weeks ago and the Knicks said his expected recovery time would be about six weeks. The playoffs open the weekend of April 20.
The power forward had the same procedure, called a debridement, on the left knee in late October and returned New Year's Day. He averaged 14.2 points in 29 games as a reserve before getting hurt again.
Stoudemire's injury and recovery are captured on film in a documentary titled "Amare Stoudemire: In the Moment" that will debut on EPIX on April 19.