Iman Shumpert Injury: Updates on Knicks SG's Shoulder and Return

R. Cory SmithSenior Writer IJanuary 28, 2014

USA Today

Updates from Saturday, Feb. 1

The Knicks announced that Shumpert will sit out Saturday night:

RT @NY_KnicksPR: Starters vs. @MiamiHEAT: Felton, Prigioni, Smith, Anthony, Chandler. Martin & Stoudemire will dress. Shumpert is out.

NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) February 1, 2014

Updates from Thursday, Jan. 30

The New York Knicks confirmed Iman Shumpert's status for tonight's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers

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The New York Knicks are finally enjoying success with a two-game winning streak and appear to be heading toward another runaway win over the Boston Celtics, but will have to do so without shooting guard Iman Shumpert.

Shumpert, who suffered a sprained shoulder, was removed from the game and will not return, according to the Knicks PR Twitter account:

Al Iannazzone of Newsday confirmed that it was his shoulder that was ailing him:

The Knicks Twitter account and Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv each provided updates after the team's 114-88 win over the Celtics:

The third-year shooting guard only played in eight minutes of the game before being taken out, hauling in one rebound and four points.

The 2012 1st Team All-Rookie player hasn't played a crucial part of the Knicks' recent string of success, but he has played 28.1 minutes per game this season and has averaged 9.3 points over his last three games with a 19-point performance against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Shumpert's status for upcoming games hasn't been announced.