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Jeremy Lin Out 6 Weeks with Knee Surgery

By Amy Zimmer | March 30, 2012 8:07pm | Updated on March 31, 2012 7:41pm

MANHATTAN — Knick phenom Jeremy Lin must undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and may wind up missing the playoffs, according to reports.

The Knicks announced the surgery Saturday night before the team tipped off against the Cavaliers, the New York Post reported.

After the point guard missed his third straight night on Thursday with a sore left knee, the team's coach Mike Woodson told reporters Friday that Lin's recovery was "day to day," according to the Daily News.

But the day of Lin's return will not come until the second round of the playoffs at the earliest.

"It sucks, but when I come back I'll be stronger than I'll ever be," Lin, a free agent at the end of the season, told the Post.  “I can’t really do much. I can’t really cut or jump. It was pretty clear I couldn’t help the team unless I get it fixed right now."