Iman Shumpert is going to have surgery to repair his wrist on Wednesday at Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Cavaliers guard Shumpert recently picked up the injury, and medical tests revealed he has a ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris. The extent of his wrist injury was confirmed by Cleveland Clinic after an MRI test.
As per current projections, Shumpert is set to return in 12-14 weeks, according to sources.
Cavaliers say guard Iman Shumpert recently suffered a ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris sheath in his right wrist and is out 12-14 weeks.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) September 29, 2015
Cavs general manager David Griffin on Tuesday said that Shumpert picked up the injury “on the rim during a workout last week.”
“In a situation like this, when the tendon’s out of the sheath, it’s not optional to just wait,” Griffin said to reporters during the Cavs’ training camp.
Shumpert, a former first-round pick of the New York Knicks, is now set to miss at least 25 games.
“Tough day but I will be back better than ever,” Shumpert wrote in the caption on his Instagram on post Tuesday. He became a postseason starter and a crucial performer after being traded off to the Cavaliers last off-season with J.R. Smith.
The 6-foot-5-inched Georgia Tech grad exhibited his merit at the back court last season.