Evans Clinchy
Tuesday April 3rd, 2012

Basketball season is likely over for New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin, but the second-year sensation does have good news -- he announced this evening that the surgery was successful on the partially torn meniscus in his left knee.

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Lin last played for the Knicks on March 24, in a blowout win over the Detroit Pistons. He missed all of last week, and the team announced Friday that he needed surgery and would be out six weeks. He likely won't return this season unless the Knicks make a deep playoff run.

Lin averaged 14.6 points, 6.1 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Knicks this season. He became the team’s full-time starter at point guard on Feb. 6 and won seven straight games right off the bat. The Knicks are still going strong in the postseason race without the star guard -- they're currently 27-26, 2.5 games up on the Milwaukee Bucks for the East's eighth and final playoff spot.

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