Lin has successful surgery

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New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin tweets about the successful surgery on his left knee.

MANILA, Philippines – New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin just had a surgery today on his injured left knee. In his twitter account, the Harvard University standout said, “Praise God for a successful surgery…road to recovery! Lets goo. Much love to fans for your support and kind words.”

Lin suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of a lopsided Knicks victory over the Detroit Pistons at the Madison Square Garden. Knicks’ All-Star forward Amare Stoudemire also suffered an injury in that  game.

The burden of getting the Knicks’ to the playoffs now falls on All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony as he is now the lone bonafide star in New York’s roster.

Lin thanks his fans for all the love and support and remains hopeful that the Knicks will make the playoffs this year, “Thanks for all the love! I’ll return from surgery stronger and better than before… and hopefully in time for the playoffs!”, he writes on his Facebook page.

Lin, who put together a string of impressive performances in February which resulted to a 7-game win-streak for New York, is averaging 14.6 points, 6.1 assists, and 3.1 rebounds in 35 games with the Knicks this season. –

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