Apr 14, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Iman Shumpert (21) looks to pass during the first quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Knicks’ Iman Shumpert is day-to-day with elbow sprain


New York Knicks guard, Iman Shumpert, left last night’s game against the Washington Wizards due to an elbow injury. It was later determined that it was an elbow sprain. The injury was a tough break for Shumpert, who was appearing in his first preseason game of the season.

Well now it looks as though Shumpert is day-to-day, as said by him and the organization.

Via ESPN:

“It’s day-to-day,” Shumpert said on Friday. “I just want to be healthy for the first [regular-season] game.”

Shumpert got tangled up with Bradley Beal late in the first quarter, and that’s how he sprained his elbow. He left the game immediately and did not return. It is unknown whether Shumpert will play in the Knicks’ next preseason game, which is on Monday, but he feels like he is able to suit up.

“It wasn’t that bad. I had it wrapped up all [Thursday] night,” Shumpert said. “A little bit of fluid in there, but doc said she expected more fluid than it is. So I’m happy. I heal better than anybody else.”

Shumpert needs to be on the court in order to prove he is worthy of the starting shooting guard position, as he is battling for the spot with J.R. Smith, who is recovering from knee surgery.

 

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