The knee injury Baron Davis suffered Sunday against the Heat is worse than initially believed. The Knicks announced today that an MRI revealed a partially torn patella tendon and a completely torn ACL and MCL. Davis will undergo surgery, with a recovery period of 12 months. That would mean the veteran guard would miss the entire 2012/13 regular season.
Davis is not under contract for next year, so if he signs another NBA deal it's unlikely to happen until at least the 2013/14 season. At that point, he'll be 34 years old, and would need to recover not only from this surgery, but from a herniated disk as well — it will be a long and challenging road back to NBA action for the former third overall pick.
With Davis out and Jeremy Lin also expected to miss Game Five vs. the Heat, Mike Bibby will likely be the Knicks' starting point guard Wednesday as the team tries to extend its season. We rounded up the rest of today's Knicks updates here.