Suns star Stoudemire out 8 weeks following eye surgery

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PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns say star forward Amare Stoudemire will be out for an estimated eight weeks following eye surgery.

The surgery to repair a partially detached retina in Stoudemire's right eye was performed Friday morning. Suns general manager Steve Kerr says the long-term prognosis is excellent and he should have a 100 percent recovery of his vision.

Stoudemire is the Suns' leading scorer for the third year in a row and is averaging 21.4 point and 8.1 rebounds per game this season. He started for the western conference in last weekend's NBA All-Star Game.

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