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RUMOR: Orthopedic surgeon says Knicks’ Reggie Bullock could miss up to six months

New York Knicks swingman Reggie Bullock could miss plenty of time in the 2019-20 season.

Bullock recently underwent surgery for cervical disc herniation. The Knicks didn’t provide a timetable for his return, but a report from Marc Berman of New York Post reveals that the 28-year-old could be sidelined for up to six months.

According to a leading orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports back injuries, the “cervical disk herniation” surgery Bullock underwent last week normally requires six months of recovery time before a player can compete with contact.

However, in a bit of relief for the Knicks, the orthopedic surgeon confirmed that the injury and surgery won’t have any effect on Bullock’s performance on the court and that he can still play at a high level.

Bullock split time between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2018-19 season.  He averaged 11.3 points a game and shot 37.7 percent from beyond the arc.

Bullock’s role on the Knicks will be the same as it has for most of the career: play spirited defense and knock down open triples off drive and kick situations.

Here’s to hoping that Bullock can recover quickly and help New York avoid back-to-back miserable situations.