There’s more bad news on the NBA injury front — just hours after it was revealed that Derrick Rose was done for the season with a torn ACL, there’s now word that Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks has suffered the same injury. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has the scoop:
New York's Iman Shumpert has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, league source tells Y! Sports.—
Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 29, 2012
Shumpert suffered the injury when he bumped into Dwyane Wade midway through the third quarter of the Knicks’ Game 1 loss to the Miami Heat today. He had to be helped off the floor; he was later examined by team doctors before being taken to a local hospital for an MRI.
Shumpert was a key member of the Knicks’ rotation as a rookie this season — in addition to averaging 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists, he was also known as the team’s elite perimeter defender.
The Knicks were demolished in Game 1 of their first-round series against the Heat, 100-67. They’ll reconvene for Game 2 at 7 p.m. Monday.