Baron Davis’ days as a point guard in the NBA may have officially come to an end.
Davis, a two-time All-Star currently playing for the New York Knicks, suffered a gruesome injury on Sunday when he crumbled to the court during a break away drive in the third quarter of his team’s 89-87 victory over the Miami Heat.
As soon as B-diddy went down, teammates quickly waved for help, and some players looked away as replays of the painful injury were shown on jumbotron overhead.
“I didn’t want to watch,” Heat forward Chris Bosh told CBS New York. “I kind of heard the reaction and then when they were playing it back on the Jumbotron like 80 times everybody could hear the reaction of the crowd. You never want to see guys go down like that. I just hope that everything’s OK for him and he recovers well.”
Following the contest, Knicks Coach Mike Woodson addressed reporters on his injured player’s behalf:
“I spoke with him after the game and he was in great spirits,” Woodson said. “Baron’s a trooper, man. The one thing he did say is, ‘Man, hey, I tried to give you all I could,’ and I have a great deal of respect for players that work for me and work for the organization and try to do the best they can to help us win ballgames.”
Check out a video replay of Baron Davis’ painful knee injury below but be warned – it’s pretty gruesome:
On Monday, MRI results confirmed Baron’s injury was as bad as it looked on camera as it was revealed that he suffered a torn ACL, MCL and a partial patella tendon tear.
The Knicks said Davis, 33, will have surgery this week. Recovery time is approximately 12 months.
With Baron Davis’ injury and Jeremy Lin sidelined with a hurt knee as well, the Knicks will now be forced to turn to the services of veteran PG Mike Bibby for Wednesday’s Game 5 of their opening round playoff series against the Miami Heat.
The Knicks are currently trailing 3-1 in the series.