Baron Davis Injury: Knicks Guard Suffers Torn ACL, MCL

Baron Davis left Sunday's game after crumpling to the ground, and the injury is very serious.

  • Live
4 Total Updates since May 6, 2012
  • Important 3
  • Updates 3
  • Articles 1
  • All Updates 4

Baron Davis Injury: Knicks Guard Suffers Complete Tear Of ACL And MCL, Partial PCL Tear

When New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis went down in Game 4 of his team's series against the Miami Heat, it was immediately apparent that something was wrong with his right knee. The extent of the injury wasn't known immediately, but Davis figured to be facing a lengthy layoff that would keep him from being ready for preseason.

As it turns out, the extent of the injury is actually much worse.

Davis is currently 33 years old and has a herniated disc in his back in addition to his knee injury. It's going to take a bit of luck and a lot of work for him to resume playing professional basketball. The Knicks were already down another point guard, Jeremy Lin, with a knee injury before Davis went down. Lin is not expected to return for Game 5 against the Heat, but could factor into the series if the Knicks win on Wednesday and avoid elimination.

For more on Davis and the Knicks, head on over to Posting and Toasting and check out SB Nation New York.

Continue

VIDEO: Baron Davis' Gruesome Knee Injury

Warning: this video of Baron Davis' knee injury is not for the faint of heart. The New York Knicks' point guard is most definitely out for the rest of Game 4 of the team's 2012 NBA Playoffs series against the Miami Heat, and there are a lot of people wondering if his career could be over after this play.


Davis was running down on a fast break and tried to step past the Heat defender when his right knee gave way. Not only did the knee get twisted, but contact from the defender also added to the pain. Ultimately, if you watch the video closely, you can see an indentation from where Davis' knee ligaments are supposed to be located.

It's arguably the most gruesome knee injury to watch since former Los Angeles Clippers guard Shaun Livingston blew out his knee in a game in 2007.

For updates and perspective on the New York Knicks, head on over to Posting and Toasting or check out SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding the Miami Heat, please visit Peninsula Is Mightier.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.