With rumors swirling that Amare Stoudemire may miss more than just Game 3 of the Knicks' opening-round playoff series, people have started wondering exactly what happened when Stoudemire cut his hand punching a fire extinguisher case after New York's loss in Miami on Monday night.
Stoudemire's hand was severely injured after he hit the glass casing, ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard reported early Wednesday morning.
"He didn't haul off and punch the glass," a person who saw Stoudemire get injured is reported as saying. "He hit it out of frustration. He kind of slapped it, but with a closed fist. He said he thought it was plastic instead of glass."
But the move was forceful enough that Stoudemire cut his hand severely, according to the report.
"Half of his hand was just hanging off," the person told ESPN. "It was really bad. Blood was just squirting out. That’s why they had the paramedics come in, because they thought he might have punctured an artery because of how much blood was coming out."
The Knicks play their next two games at home at Madison Square Garden, but Stoudemire has already been ruled out for at least one game after leaving Miami with his hand bandaged and his arm in a sling. He reportedly had surgery on his hand Tuesday.