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Amar'e Stoudemire had his surgery, will miss six to eight weeks.

The wait begins anew.

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The Knicks announced this evening that Amar'e Stoudemire had his left knee debridement surgery today. Ian Begley reports:

say Stoudemire had his surgery today. The timetable for his return is 6-8 weeks. Earliest return is Dec. 12. Latest is Dec. 26.

Man, when you put it that way...that's really a while. A bit more:

Amar'e Stoudemire consulted the Suns team doctor for a second opinion. His surgery was performed by team doctors.

According to the ' timetable, Stoudemire will miss at least the first 20 or 21 games of the season, depending on when BK makeup is.

Get better, big friend.