Injury and Recovery Updates: J.R., Pablo, Shump

Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Some health updates on a few Knicks following Monday's loss to the Nets.

Good morning, friends. Buried under the avalanche of post-loss despair last night were a few bits of information regarding some Knicks dealing with injuries. First of all (and I hope I avoided scaring anybody with the headline. I do that sometimes.), Iman Shumpert didn't play great, but his knee felt fine after twenty minutes of playing time. Expect his minutes to increase in increments of five going forward.

So, that's the good news. The less good-- though not quite bad, at least not yet-- news is that a couple Knicks limped off the floor last night. Pablo Prigioni had his night cut short when nobody warned him of a crushing Kris Humphries screen (Humphries literally yelled "CRUSHED IT" afterward, I bet) and he stubbed his left big toe in the collision. Here's the post-game update from Marc Berman:

Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni played just 52 seconds of the second half before injuring his left toe in a collision. He didn’t return for the fourth quarter. Prigioni said the medical staff manually tested the toe and did not feel it was broken. Prigioni said the staff called it "a contusion.’’

Sources tell me the Knicks' "manual test" is: 1. Ask the toe if it feels okay. 2. Step on it with the heel of a boot. 3. Ask if it still feels okay. If yes: contusion. If no: contusion. If no response because it is a toe: contusion. But seriously, the Knicks call every uncertain injury a contusion. I imagine we'll get an update on Pablo Prigi-toe-ni before Thursday's game. Even in the absence of a fracture, a swollen big toe could really hamper him.

J.R. Smith looked to be ailing at one point, too, though he played through it. His explanation:

In other injury news, at one point during the game, Smith took a hard fall and it took him a few seconds to get up. He's actually been having a season-long foot issue.

"I just stepped wrong," he said. "I've been having trouble with my Achilles all season, so I just made the wrong plant on it."

That's no good, but I guess the fact that we're just hearing about a season-long Achilles issue speaks to J.R.'s durability. The man is a trooper. I wish he'd snap out of this little slump, but I appreciate his presence nonetheless.

(Oh, and since I'm sure someone's gonna ask: Nothing on Sheed, nothing on Camby, still hoping for Raymond Felton by the weekend.)

Update: Pablo is missing practice today with a bruised left big toe.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Posting and Toasting

You must be a member of Posting and Toasting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Posting and Toasting. You should read them.

Join Posting and Toasting

You must be a member of Posting and Toasting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Posting and Toasting. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker