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Late in the fourth quarter of the Bulls’ 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago point guard Derrick Rose suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, ending his season and — in all likelihood — the Bulls’ title hopes.
Unfortunately, that would not be the only season-ending ACL injury on the day. New York’s Iman Shumpert tore his left ACL, as well as a meniscus, midway through the third quarter of the Knicks’ 100-67 loss to the Miami Heat. Shumpert’s knee buckled when he changed direction while dribbling downcourt.
Not only will the injury end Shumpert’s season, it will also keep him out six to eight months, according to the Knicks.
The injury is a big blow for New York. It was hoped that the rookie — who has developed into an excellent perimeter defender — could slow down Miami’s Dwyane Wade, and in the process, give New York a puncher’s chance at pulling the upset. Shumpert was also a solid offensive player, averaging 9.5 points per game on 40.1% shooting.
The injury means that
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Rookie Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks was carried off the court after suffering a left knee injury in the third quarter of the Knicks' game against the Miami Heat on Saturday. Shumpert was taken to a Miami hospital and was to undergo tests, and a team spokesman told ESPN.com it "didn't look good." Shumpert was injured while trying to make a behind-the...
Knicks guard Iman Shumpert has been carried off the court by teammates after getting hurt Saturday with 6:04 left in the third quarter of Game 1 of the New York-Miami Eastern Conference playoff series.
Shumpert was bringing the ball up the right sideline and tried to dribble behind his back when he pulled up and immediately grabbed at his left knee before falling to the court in...
The NBA effects of the NBA Lockout strikes again!! Not only did the injury bug take out Derrick Rose today, but it struck again. This time affecting the New York Knicks and their rookie Iman Shumpert. Midway through the 3rd quarter, Shumpert was dribbling the ball up the court in an effort to get by Mario Chalmers, he planted [...]
The New York Knicks were already getting blown out by the Miami Heat in Game 1 of their 7-game series. To add injury to insult, Iman Shumpert left the game with a non-contact knee injury that looked just as bad as Derrick Rose’s earlier in the day.
Shumpert was dribbling up the floor with the Knicks down 24 halfway through the 3rd quarter. He just planted awkwardly...
The Heat vs. Knicks is turing into a blowout. Late in the 3rd quarter as the Heat was up by 30, rookie hotshot Iman Shumpert injured his left knee and had to be assisted off the court. The guard has been a key piece of the Knicks upswing the last few weeks, taking over the [...]
The NBA's compressed schedule, with 66 games in four months followed by one day off before the playoffs, was tough on everyone.
Did it cause more injuries?
Probably, say the players.
What about the torn ACLs that ended the season for Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert on Saturday?
Unlikely, says a surgeon.
Dr. David Altchek from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York says...
Landry Fields will replace Iman Shumpert in the New York Knicks' lineup on Monday night, as the team looks to rebound from a 33-point loss in the first game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Miami Heat. Shumpert, a 21-year-old rookie out of Georgia Tech, tore an ACL and lateral meniscus in his left knee on Saturday. The injury occurred midway through...
10) Iman Shumpert's injury means that Dwyane Wade will have to roast some other Knick for the next three games9) Rajon Rondo's ref bump to non-suspension is about to give us the best example yet of how the Association favors the Celtics8) Dallas continues to believe that if Dirk Nowitzki isn't the best player in basketball, the refs should make him so7) Derrick Rose&...
The Miami Heat demolished the New York Knicks Saturday, winning 100-67. Even worse news for the Knickerbockers was the loss of Iman Shumpert for the rest of the season (and probably the start of next season) with a torn ACL.
The Knicks had a problem before Shumpert left and that problem is called LeBron James. Losing Shumpert means losing their best perimeter defender and...