New York Knicks rookie Quentin Grimes on Friday suffered a knee injury versus the Miami Heat and was eventually ruled out of returning to the 115-100 loss.
The Knicks announced that Grimes was diagnosed with a subluxation of his right patella or a partially dislocated kneecap. The injury occurred during the first quarter when he attempted to plant his leg and get around a screen. He logged just 14 seconds of action.
Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau remained hopeful the injury isn’t serious.
“He has played really well. It is unfortunate,” Thibodeau said afterward. “He has put a lot of work into it so, hopefully, when we’re updated, it is nothing serious.”
Grimes, in 40 games, is averaging 6.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and one assist on 39.8% shooting from 3-point range. He played sparingly to begin the season but has seen a more prominent role as of late and had even started the last four games prior to the All-Star break.
The 25th pick provided an update on the injury on Twitter.
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The typical recovery time from a partial knee dislocation can vary but the most common timeline is 4-6 weeks so the Knicks could be without Grimes for the foreseeable future. The Knicks have yet to provide an official timetable.
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