Knicks’ Iman Shumpert suffers dislocated shoulder, expected to miss at least three weeks


UPDATE: Knicks say Shumpert won’t need surgery, and will be reevaluated in approximately three weeks.

The Knicks got their fifth win of the season in Boston on Friday, but it may have come at a price.

Iman Shumpert left in the second quarter after suffering a dislocated shoulder, and did not return. An MRI will follow, but as of now, it’s unclear just how much time he could possibly miss.

From Ian Begley of ESPN New York:

“He was in pain but the first thing he said was go get this win,” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said.

“We don’t want to jeopardize the remaining part of his season, so we’ll have to see,” Fisher said.

If there’s good news here, it’s that Shumpert appeared to be in decent enough spirits afterward.

“I’m just happy we won,” he said. “If I’ve got to separate my shoulder or dislocate my shoulder to get wins, I’ll dislocate it every game.”

Shumpert has started all 25 games for the Knicks this season. He’s averaging 9.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 26 minutes per contest.