Rasheed Wallace announced his retirement on Wednesday just two days after re-injuring his surgically repaired left foot in the Knicks loss in Charlotte.

"Rasheed has given this team everything he had," Mike Woodson said in a statement. "He is a winner, true professional and leader on and off the court. Due to his injury, he will not be available to play for us during the playoffs. We owe this season's success to veterans like Rasheed."

Woodson coaxed Wallace into ending a two-year sabbatical and join the Knicks in October. The 6-foot-11 forward gave the Knicks perimeter scoring and emerged as a leader defensively. However, Wallace suffered a stress fracture in December and had surgery in February.