The Suns announced Friday that All-Star forward Amar'e Stoudemire is expected to miss eight weeks after having surgery to repair a partially detached retina in his right eye. The Suns, who are one game behind Utah for the eighth playoff seed in the West, have eight weeks left in their regular season. The Arizona Republic has more on the injury:
This is the same eye that kept Stoudemire out during training camp when Boris Diaw poked it during a practice. At that time, Stoudemire suffered a partially torn iris with no damage to his cornea, retina or lens.
Stoudemire appeared to injure the eye in the first quarter of Wednesday's Suns win at the Los Angeles Clippers. He was bothered by the eye during an inbound play and then continued motioning toward it after trying to block an Al Thornton slam. He came out of the game briefly but re-entered and finished with 42 points, his second best scoring game of the season.
• Stoudemire likely out for season (Arizona Republic)