Knicks’ Rasheed Wallace to have foot surgery, be out eight weeks

February 27, 2013

Rasheed Wallace isn’t going to be in a Knicks uniform the rest of the season. (Adam Hunger / Reuters)

New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace will undergo surgery to repair a foot fracture, putting him out for the rest of the regular season.

Wallace has been out since mid-December with what originally was diagnosed as a stress fracture. Now, the Knicks say that he has had a “progression to a fractured left fifth metatarsal, otherwise known as a Jones fracture.”

Recovery time is about eight weeks, which means that Wallace, 38, could recover in time for the playoffs, but that seems rather unlikely, given that he was convinced into playing this season by Coach Mike Woodson after sitting out two seasons. This may effectively end his comeback.

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