Rasheed Wallace to Have Season Ending Surgery


Former North Carolina Tar Heel and current New York Knick Rasheed Wallace has seen his last minutes of the 2012-13 NBA season (back in 2012). Wallace will undergo season ending surgery on his left foot, the Knicks announced today.

Nov 30, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Washington Wizards center Nene (42) drives past New York Knicks center Rasheed Wallace (36) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Wallace sustained a “stress fracture” back on December 13th against the LA Clippers and has not bee able to play since then. The team was hesitant for Wallace to undergo the surgery then because the trainers believed the injury would heal on its own.

That is not the case as Wallace had yet another x-ray on his foot. This time it showed that he has a fractured fifth metatarsal.

He will undergo the operations later this week and will be out for the next eight weeks which effectively ends his 2012-13 season.

At thirty-eight years old, Wallace is still showing his importance on the court as a fifteen year veteran and leader in the NBA even after his two year hiatus. This season he is averaging 7.2 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game.

Wallace has a career average of 14.4 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game and 1.3 blocks per game.

There is no word on how this will affect his future as a player and a New York Knick at this time.