The Knicks should be able to cope with the Lin injury due to their depth at guard but this revelation has been just another part of a series of injuries that have hampered the Knicks all season. This one paired with Amare Stoudemire's back problem may spell problems for the Knicks playoff hopes. Lin's sore knee had been most ignored while people focused on the Stoudemire injury and Lin was expected to return quickly. But apparently Lin's injury was worst than originally believed.
The injury may bring close to the end of Jeremy Lin phenomenal season in New York where for a brief period of time he was able to incite a madness around his exceptional play. Lin played far beyond anyone's expectations during a similar period where the Knicks were going through another rash of injuries.
Lin's contract expires at the end of the season and it will be interesting to see what Lin decides to do in the offseason and if the Knicks will be able to retain him.