This one hurts, but it’s a veteran team that has dealt with an injury to Shumpert before, and will still be loaded when the time comes for the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Iman Shumpert will miss 12-14 weeks after suffering an injury to his wrist.

According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said Shumpert was injured “in training last week he had an issue where he hit the rim with his right wrist…I believe catching a lob.”

The Cavs made the announcement a short time ago, with team officials saying Shumpert ruptured the extensor carpri ulnaris in his wrist a few days ago.

Dr. Thomas Graham and Dr. Richard Parker of Cleveland Clinic Sports Health confirmed the extent of the injury on Monday.

The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday.

Shumpert re-signed with the Cavs for four-years, and $40 million dollars, and averaged 7.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game for Cleveland last season after coming over from the New York Knicks in a January trade.

By Glenn Erby


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