New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace is going to be out the next eight weeks because of a a fractured bone in his left foot that will require him to undergo surgery. Wallace is expected to miss the rest of the season and the first week of the playoffs.
Wallace suffered the fracture in the fifth metatarsal, and the injury progressed from a stress reaction in his left foot. Wallace hasn’t been on the court since Dec.13th because of said stress reaction. The Knicks were hoping he could return to the lineup soon, but new x-ray tests revealed that the injury was a lot worse than first believed.
Wallace was playing good consistent basketball before his injury, averaging 7.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in 14.6 minutes over 20 games. The 38-year-old ended a two-year retirement and joined the Knicks in training camp, signing a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum.