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Amar'e Stoudemire has a bulging disc in his back.

Sigh. Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE
Sigh. Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Oh, this isn't good. Amar'e Stoudemire, who tweaked something in his back on Saturday night, went in for an MRI today and came out with bad news. Via Steve Popper:

Amare - bulging disk - out indefinitely. Non surgical treatment coming.

About that non-surgical treatment for Amar'e - it is non-surgical today but Woodson hinted that it could turn to that.

Popper also just mentioned that Amar'e is headed down to Miami to get a second opinion on his back. We know all too well from our experiences with Danilo Gallinari and Baron Davis that bulging discs have the potential to cause a lot of trouble long-term. There's no way of knowing for how long this particular disc would like to bulge, but it seems possible that Amar'e could sit out for quite some time. Pooooop.

Oh, and just to make things more fun, Jeremy Lin will rest his sore knee tonight as well (though there's no indication that that's a serious injury). Baron Davis will start with Iman Shumpert, Landry Fields, Carmelo Anthony, and Tyson Chandler, and Toney Douglas will probably get minutes off the bench. Josh Harrellson, too, of course.

Injuries suck, y'all. I hate 'em.