Iman Shumpert Injury: Updates on Knicks Guard's Knee and Return

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIFebruary 19, 2014

USA Today

Updates from Sunday, March 2

Steve Popper of confirms Iman Shumpert will play against the Bulls:

Updates from Thursday, Feb. 20

Ken Berger of CBS Sports provides an update on Iman Shumpert's status after undergoing an MRI:

Marc Stein of ESPN had more on Shumpert's injury and a timetable for his return:

The Knicks later updated Shumpert's status after his MRI:

Original Text

New York Knicks shooting guard Iman Shumpert has sustained a knee injury and will not return against the New Orleans Pelicans

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:

After New York's 98-91 win, the Knicks PR account provided an update:

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:

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.