Knicks concerned about Iman Shumpert knee injury

Iman Shumpert may have suffered a setback with his repaired knee. Credit: Getty Images
Iman Shumpert may have suffered a setback with his repaired knee.
Credit: Getty Images

What was originally thought to be just some minor soreness has suddenly gotten very concerning for Iman Shumpert.

The Knicks said Tuesday morning they will fly in an orthopedic surgeon to look at Shumpert’s surgically repaired knee. Shumpert tore his ACL in the opening game of the 2012 NBA playoffs. Shumpert returned to game action Jan. 17 and slowly progressed to full health.

But now he appears to have suffered a setback. Shumpert did not practice Monday or Tuesday with swelling in the knee.

“They [the doctors] will direct me where to go with Iman,” head coach Mike Woodson told reporters at Tuesday’s morning shootaround.

He is still listen as a game-time decision.

In the series-clinching game against the Celtics in the opening round, Shumpert shut down Paul Pierce and resurrected talk of him as one of the top perimeter defenders in the league.

Shumpert did not seem too concerned on Monday, expressing he planned to play in Tuesday’s crucial Game 4. He called the injury simply “a knee bruise” and vowed to play.

Shumpert struggled in the Knicks’ Game 3 loss, shooting 3-of-10 with just eight points, though he did have 10 rebounds. He had scored in double digits five straight postseason games.

In other health news, both Kenyon Martin and J.R. Smith said they would be fine to go in Game 4. Both had suffered with the flu over the past few days and hadn’t practiced.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports.



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