Iman Shumpert has yet to suit up for the Sacramento Kings due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Continue reading for more information about the injury.
Iman Shumpert became a member of the Sacramento Kings in the three-team trade involving George Hill on Feb. 8. Shumpert has yet to play for the Kings, though. A foot problem has bothered him for an extended period. In Sacramento’s first practice after the All-Star Break, we got a little more information about his injury. Below is a Tweet from Sean Cunningham regarding Shumpert’s health.
Spoke with Iman Shumpert for the first time as a member of the Kings. He’s been battling plantar fasciitis & return time is not yet known. Joerger said he got some work in yesterday and it flared up on him today.
— Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) February 22, 2018
What the news means
The injury does not sound positive for the new King. A subsequent tweet revealed Shumpert has dealt with this same injury for months now. The recent flare-up likely causes him to rest with no activity for a while. Then, Shumpert likely eases his way back into basketball. At this point with just seven weeks left in the regular season, it is possible he is out for the year. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
Iman Shumpert continues to deal with plantar fasciitis in his left foot and has no timetable for his return to the court. Shumpert is under contract for just over $11 million next season and is only 27 years old. Hopefully, he can get healthy and finish out the season strong for the Kings. That should get fans excited about his prospects for next season.
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