Amar’e Stoudemire is not only rehabbing but promoting his documentary and it seems to have rankled Knicks coach Mike Woodson. Stoudemire has made a couple of TV appearances in the last two days in which he said his rehab is going well. Stoudemire is holding a press call today to promote a documentary of his life: “Amar’e Stoudemire: In the Moment.’’ At this moment, Stoudemire’s out. A press release Wednesday said it will air on the eve of the playoffs and will include footage of his most recent rehab from his most recent right knee surgery. It’s odd timing that Stoudemire went on national TV yesterday to promote the documentary and make a bold claim about his rehab. “It’s going well,’’ Stoudemire said on ESPN’s SportsCenter. “It’s two weeks in now, so I’ve been able to really recover [and] feel the improvement daily, and I just hope that continues to be the case.” Woodson hasn’t heard anything from Stoudemire and was unaware he was boasting on TV. The six-week timetable from his March 11 surgery could put him back for the first round, but Woodson recently made a declaration he has to plan without Stoudemire in mind. “He’s been on TV?,’’ Woodson said before the Knicks’ 108-101 victory over the Grizzlies Wednesday night at the Garden. “News to me. I need to tell him to stay off the TV and talk to the coach. I really don’t know. I don’t know what the timetable is on Amar’e. If he’s telling you the rehab is going well, it’s a good sign. How close to playing, I don’t know.’’ Woodson said if Stoudemire does make it back, he probably would play in the 10-to-12 minute range. Stoudemire took eight weeks to heal after his first knee-debridement surgery.
Knicks' Woodson irked by Amar'e talking rehab on TV
Published On: Mar 28 2013 01:41:49 PM CDT Updated On: Mar 28 2013 01:41:50 PM CDT
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