iman shumpert

Iman Shumpert is hoping to be cleared by doctors this week and could rejoin the lineup within one or two weeks.

“You’ve got to listen to the doctors because I’m just young and I just want to play,” Shumpert, the second year guard said on Saturday. “So part of it is me just being competitive and wanting to play. But I mean, we’re going to read the data and make sure everything is okay. If I feel any pain I’m not going to do no more.”

Shumpert suffered a devastating knee injury during Game 1 of the Knicks playoff series with the Miami Heat last May. Normally, it takes a player a calendar year to regain full strength which is clearly the case for Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio, who suffered a similar injury and has struggled since returning to the lineup.

– Reported by Frank Isola of the New York Daily News