Rasheed Wallace is done for the season.
The New York Knicks star has been dealing with a stress fracture in his foot since mid-December. The team announced today that Wallace will have surgery on his left foot this week and will be out for eight weeks.
The injury will keep Wallace out for the rest of the regular season. It’s unclear at the moment if he will be able to return for the playoffs. During the 20 games he played this year with the Knicks he averaged 7.2 points and 4.2 rebounds.
If Wallace does miss the rest of the season it is possible that the former All-star has played his last game in the NBA. Wallace joined the Knicks after a two-year retirement earlier this year.
In January, after a few weeks of riding the bench with his injury, Wallace said:
“My season ain’t over. I’m going to be back. I was laid off for three years, so one little foot injury ain’t going to stop me. I’m good.”
Wallace underestimated his injury but it’s clear that he wants to stay in the NBA. But at 38-years-old and a far cry from his younger self Rasheed Wallace may be at the end of his career.
Do you think Rasheed Walce is going to retire? Do you think he’ll return for the playoffs?
Update on Rasheed Wallace – X-rays showed progression to a fractured L 5th metatarsal. Surgery this week, recovery approximately 8 weeks
— Jonah Ballow (@jonahballow) February 27, 2013