Cavs guard Shumpert undergoes surgery

Cavaliers guard ImanShumpert is expected to miss 12-14 weeks following wrist surgery.


Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert underwent successful surgery on his right wrist Wednesday, a team spokesman said. Shumpert is expected to miss 12-14 weeks.

According to the team, Shumpert ruptured the extensor carpi ulnaris sheath in his wrist. The injury was confirmed by an MRI on Monday.

The surgery was performed at the Cleveland Clinic.

Cavs GM David Griffin told reporters Shumpert suffered the injury when he hit his wrist on the rim attempting to catch a lob during a workout last week.

Shumpert is considered the team’s best wing defender. He averaged 7.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 38 games with the Cavs last season, arriving in a January trade with the Knicks.

He came off the bench during the regular season, but started near the end of the Cavs’ playoff run, including all six games of the Finals loss to the Warriors.

Here’s the full audio of Griffin talking about the injury at Cleveland Clinic Courts.

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