Jeremy Lin has brought a lot of excitement and something to root for to New York Knicks fans and people around the country in general, but after the March 24th game, he complained about a sore left knee and an MRI revealed a small meniscus tear.
On April 2nd, Lin had surgery to repair the damage, and was already tweeting a picture of himself in his hospital bed. Dr. Michael Kaplan, an orthopedist with a degree from the University of Vermont, and an analyst for ESPN, had some thoughts on the Knicks’ six-week timetable for Lin’s recovery:
“It sounds a little bit long. Unless they saw something more, namely some injury to his joint surface, three or four weeks is usually enough time. So I think (six weeks for recovery) is a little bit more generous than is likely.”
The surgery was performed by Dr. Answorth Allen, the team’s doctor. Dr. Allen received his degree from Cornell University and was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Recognition award from 2009-2011 as well as the Patients’ Choice award from 2008-2011, according to his Vitals profile.