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Knicks G Iman Shumpert could be out four weeks due to separated shoulder
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Knicks G Iman Shumpert could be out four weeks due to separated shoulder
Saturday December 13th, 2014

New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert will be out at least three weeks with a dislocated left shoulder, the team confirmed Saturday. No surgery is needed.

Shumpert collided with Celtics forward Jeff Green late in the second quarter and went down to the floor in obvious pain. He was helped to the locker room and did not return.

The Knicks won, 101-95, to snap a 10-game losing skid. Shumpert finished with five points, three assists and two rebounds in 17 minutes.

On the season, Shumpert is averaging 9.3 points per game.

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The length of Shumpert's absence depends on if there was damage done to ligaments in the shoulder.

“We’ll see, I think I’m a pretty strong guy so hopefully all the weights I lifted this summer paid off and it will be a simple dislocation and I’ll be rehabbing it back,’’ Shumpert said after the game to the New York Post.

The Knicks (5-20) also announced on Saturday that guard J.R. Smith has a small partial tear in the plantar fascia in his left foot. He is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Toronto Raptors and day-to-day moving forward.

Mike Fiammetta

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