In a story that would certainly fall under the category of “things no Knicks fan’s want to hear” ESPN New York’s Ian Begley reported that Knicks small forward Iman Shumpert missed practice on Monday due to knee soreness. Shumpert landed awkwardly on left foot after being fouled by George Hill in the fourth quarter of the Pacers 82-71 Game 3 victory.
The news is a big concern for the Knicks seeing as Shumpert had major knee surgery last May and didn’t make his season debut until Jan. 17. The second-year small forward has also been one of the Knicks top players this postseason, especially on the defensive end.
The good news is that Shumpert says that the soreness is related to a fall he took late in game 3 and not his surgically repaired knee.
Hopefully this is just a slight setback for Shumpert and not a sign of things to come as the Knicks are going to need all the help they can get in game 4 as they look to even the series a 2 games a piece.