This is not fair. If the scores don't count in preseason, then the injuries shouldn't, either. Neither looked to me like a terrible, regular-season-affecting event to me, but both Pablo Prigioni and Iman Shumpert suffered elbow injuries tonight in the Knicks' win over the Wizards in Baltimore. Similar injuries, too.
Shump got his wrist stuck in Bradley Beal's armpit as he made a spin move and howled in pain as his arm got spun the wrong way. Prigioni got his arm tugged similarly by Trevor Booker as they fought for the loose ball. Both left the game, and both have been diagnosed with "sprained elbows", Pablo on his left, Shump on his right. Neither got an MRI, since Baltimore Arena almost certainly doesn't have an MRI machine. Also, the Wizards team doctor saw at least Shump, if not both of them. Also, Pablo put some ice on his elbow, which scared me, because Pablo hates ice, so it must really hurt.
No more injuries. I do not accept that Knick elbows are the new Knick knees. Enough.
A recap of Knicks-Wizards will be up in the morning, so you may treat this as a post-game thread for the time being.
Shump on elbow injury: "A pretty uncomfortable feeling, but I'll be alright." Said he could've kept playing if it were a reg season game.— charlie widdoes (@charliewiddoes) October 18, 2013
Doc Shump says it was a nerve near the funny bone that led to tingling.— charlie widdoes (@charliewiddoes) October 18, 2013
Woodson said Pablo banged his elbow and should be fine. He didn't sound too concerned about Shumpert either.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) October 18, 2013