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A source close to Iman Shumpert says that the rookie will undergo surgery to repair a torn left ACL and lateral meniscus. It is expected to take place in New York.
Late Tuesday night, Shumpert tweeted that he's 'going under the knife tomorrow.'
The Knicks expect him to miss 6-8 months after surgery.
Shumpert suffered the injury midway through the third quarter of the Knicks' 100-67 loss to the Heat on Saturday.
Shumpert was dribbling near midcourt and changed direction while attempting a behind-the-back move. His knee gave out and he clutched it immediately, falling to the ground.
Shumpert was on the floor for several minutes surrounded by his teammates. Eventually, the guard was carried off the floor by fellow Knicks rookies Josh Harrellson and Jerome Jordan.
Because of Shumpert's age (21), the team is optimistic that he will bounce back.
"He's a young guy," interim coach Mike Woodson said. "Hopefully he'll be fine."
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