Iman Shumpert Injures Knee in Knicks Win
Iman Shumpert, who missed half the season recovering from left knee surgery, strained that same knee in the second quarter against the Magic. He left the court and sat on the bench without returning for the remainder of the game.
“I took a step to explode and go up to the rim and felt it pop,” he said afterward. “Last time I felt a pop, I was out eight months. I was nervous and more scared than anything.”
With all of the injuries the Knicks have already been plagued with recently, Shumpert’s knee tweak couldn’t have come at a more inopportune time.
New York can exhale, though. According to the Knicks’ training staff, the tweak was a false alarm. Shumpert will be evaluated for a second time on Thursday.