Updates from Sunday, March 2
Shumpert is back and starting for the Knicks.— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) March 2, 2014
Updates from Thursday, Feb. 20
Ken Berger of CBS Sports provides an update on Iman Shumpert's status after undergoing an MRI:
MRI on Iman Shumpert's left knee has revealed a sprained MCL, league source says.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 20, 2014
Marc Stein of ESPN had more on Shumpert's injury and a timetable for his return:
Shumpert's injury only expected to sideline him roughly seven to 10 days, so Clips taking renewed look at whether to go ahead with deal— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 20, 2014
The Knicks later updated Shumpert's status after his MRI:
An MRI on Iman Shumpert's left knee revealed a sprained MCL. He is expected to miss approximately two weeks.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 20, 2014
Frank Isola from the New York Daily News first tweeted that Shumpert suffered a sprained left knee on Wednesday night and would not return to the game:
And there goes your trade...according to the Knicks "Iman Shumpert has a sprained left knee and will not return."— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) February 20, 2014
After New York's 98-91 win, the Knicks PR account provided an update:
Iman Shumpert will travel back to New York to be re-evaluated.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 20, 2014
Marc Berman from the New York Post provided a statement from Shumpert discussing the knee injury:
“They said my ACL is fine,’’ Shumpert said. “That was my biggest concern. They didn’t seem to think it was bad. I just hope it’s not.’’
Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski added more detail about the injury:
As Berman points out, this is the same knee that Shumpert had ACL surgery on, which makes the current trade rumors surrounding him even more interesting:
It's the same left knee that he had ACL surgery on. Startling development on eve of deadline with #Clippers talks real.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) February 20, 2014
Given the team's current roster, the Knicks will likely be calling upon players like Metta World Peace and J.R. Smith to play additional minutes.
While the 23-year-old Shumpert has shown promise in his first three years in the NBA, this season hasn't been ideal for the former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket. Through 51 games, he's averaged just 7.0 points per game while shooting just 38.1 percent from the floor and 34.7 percent from behind the arc.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! Sports, the Los Angeles Clippers are attempting to trade for Shumpert, but this knee injury could make things more interesting if he is forced to miss time.