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January 26, 2015 Updates

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker received a second opinion on his left knee today in New York. Dr. David Altchek confirmed Hornets team orthopedic physician Dr. Marcus Cook’s previous diagnosis of a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. Walker will undergo surgery, performed by Dr. Altchek, at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Wednesday, Jan. 28. A timeline for his recovery will be determined following surgery. Walker is averaging 18.8 points, 5.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 35.6 minutes per game, leading the team in points, assists and minutes played. NBA.com

With his sprained left ankle taped up, his swollen right knee wrapped up, and still awaiting a brace for a sprained left wrist, Stoudemire quietly muttered, "Guys, it [stinks] getting old." Stoudemire may be just 32 years old, but it's been a hard-worn career — a run of injuries that never seems to end. With 37 games remaining this season, his five-year, $100 million contract with the Knicks is coming to an end, and his days in New York likely are, too. He couldn't say if he'd be back tonight to face Sacramento, and really couldn't put a date on a return with any certainty. Bergen Record

"With the ankle sprain, I tried to go back out and play through it," he said. "I was struggling the entire time. I was trying, trying. But I couldn't be myself out there. [In the final minutes] I couldn't do much. My ankle was throbbing. I felt like it was getting tighter and stiffer. At that point, I knew I couldn't be beneficial out there. "I'm sure it's going to be a little time for me to get over this ankle sprain and my wrist sprain. But we'll see. I'll bombard it with rehab the next few days, recover, and see how it feels." Bergen Record

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