Amar'e Stoudemire Needs An I ... Uh, Eye

No one saw this coming. Literally! Amar'e Stoudemire had eye surgery this morning to repair a detached retina (yikes!) and will miss at least eight weeks—and possibly the rest of the season.

Just days ago, the Phoenix Suns were considering trading Stoudemire, but then Terry Porter got fired, the Suns were rejuvenated (by two straight games against the Clippers, mind you), and the team was suddenly dreaming of making a late-playoff run. But now they're stuck with his contract, but not his 21 points a night and the suddenly giddy attitude in Phoenix will likely go out the window pretty quick. Oh well.

As for Amar'e—with or without the apostrophe—he should make a full recovery, but that is a scary thing and it's his second eye injury this season. You'd hate to see (get it?) him lose his career over something like this. Kurt Rambis goggles, here we come!

SUNS: Stoudemire Undergoes Successful Eye Surgery [NBA.com]