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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 11:20 am  |  30 responses

Iman Shumpert Felt a Pop in His Left Knee


The New York Knicks suffered another injury setback last night — Iman Shumpert left the 106-94 win over the Orlando Magic after what felt like a “pop” in his surgically-repaired left knee. (Head coach Mike Woodson, meanwhile, continues to toe the company line about New York’s old, injury-riddled roster.) Per Newsday: “I took a step to explode and go up to the rim and I felt it pop,’ said Shumpert, who had ACL surgery on the knee last spring. ‘Last time I felt it pop, I was out for eight months. I was nervous and more scared than anything.’ Shumpert’s knee will be re-evaluated by the team Thursday. He said he had been told Wednesday night that he could have gone back in the game if the team needed him, but the Knicks had a big enough lead on the Magic that it wasn’t an issue. Said Shumpert: ‘I’m fine now. Hopefully, it all goes well tomorrow.’ [...] With a month to go in the regular season, the team roster reads like a hospital chart. Big men Tyson Chandler (neck strain), Amar’e Stoudemire (right knee debridement), Rasheed Wallace (fractured left foot) and Thomas are all unable to play. Yet, coach Mike Woodson indicated before the game that the team would not be making a roster move. ‘Our team, as it stands today, is what it is,’ Woodson said after talking to GM Glen Grunwald. The Knicks, who are the oldest team in the league, loaded up on older veterans like Wallace, Thomas, Jason Kidd and Marcus Camby this offseason. And while their savvy and experience were a big plus at the beginning of the season, their age has become a liability in the final month. Woodson, however, said he has no regrets about going after seasoned veterans. ‘I will never back off of that” he said, ‘because their minutes weren’t supposed to be directed that way.’”

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  • king-baller2013

    hope the pop he felt isn’t something serious. P.S. “Sit out the rest of the season D.Rose PLEASE!!!” it’s better to come back 150% instead of 100%

  • spit hot fiyah

    they say 100% is max

  • TSmoove

    If you come back better than you were before can that be considered exceeding 100%?

  • spit hot fiyah

    just a new 100 i guess

  • TSmoove

    valid

  • spit hot fiyah

    you could look at it as: if you come back better than before you were actually below 100 then, maybe you thought you had reached your potential but you hadn’t

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    lol dont let drose read this article. hope iman stays good tho

  • Comment_System

    dammit, i want to see a good series with the knicks. These injuries suck.

  • Max

    That’s why it’d be smart for Drose to sit the rest of the season.

  • Max

    Thank you.

  • Some_Guy

    Please no.Were undermanned as it is.

  • Max

    Lol, what are we talking about?

  • king-baller2013

    all of you guys took my comment way too serious and way out of context. you here athletes all the time say they want to play or compete past 100%

  • spit hot fiyah

    i didn’t ake it serious, just made a half @ss joke, and then ended up defending/explaining my position

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    I hope Shump gets back to 100% soon because it was a pleasure watching him on defense last season.

  • Max

    And it just keeps getting better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    you guys still want Rose to come back so soon?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    he’s ready now though. He’s had an extra month of rehab more than Shump had, and you know that Rose was hitting his rehab harder. Rose can come back anytime he wants at this point. Whenever he is mentally ready.

  • Max

    Looks like he doesn’t.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    lol yea i look like an ass now

  • bike

    Well, look at it like this. If you could put a number on some level of play–say 50–and you came back and you were playing at a level determined to be 125, then that would be an improvement of 150%.

    There has to be some other ways to overthink this.

  • Redd

    You realize it’s figurative..right?

  • bike

    Absolutely. While it might be hard for a Bulls fan to accept, is that some athletes never regain the same form, speed, and explosiveness after knee surgery. They keep making advances in ACL repair, but there is a big difference between some desk jockey who tears an ACL skiing versus a professional athlete who is pushing their bodies to the limit constantly. This is serious and Rose knows it. His career may never be the same.

  • Max

    Althrough I think he could be as good or maybe better than the last DRose in time, I agree.

  • Mondy

    Far from the truth that this is a emergency that he rushed back to soon and is ridiculous to think you can draw up a comparison to indicate this to Rose that this is what will happen to him also. Who is to say the pop is unhealthy, this may just be Shumperts post surgery scar tissues just breaking up which is totally normal, if so is a in fact is a good thing for him. If is the case he just got back his explosion now

  • candlewood

    don’t worry. you always look like one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    okay thanks

  • mike gilbert senior

    your mom does.

  • spit hot fiyah

    yes, but you still haven’t reached your max

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    stop bullying me dad

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