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Cavaliers Guard Iman Shumpert Out Three Months with Wrist Injury

INDEPENDENCE, OHIO – At Monday’s media day, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was all smiles, laughing and kidding around with teammate J.R. Smith during their availability in front of the local and national media in attendance at Cleveland Clinic Courts.

Tuesday, was a different story as the team announced Shumpert is expected to miss 12 to 14 weeks with a injured right wrist.

In a release sent out by the team around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, Shumpert recently suffered a ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris sheath in his right wrist.

The injury was discovered following an MRI performed on Monday at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. Cavaliers team physician, Dr. Richard Parker along with Dr. Thomas Graham confirmed the injury.

Shumpert will have surgery on Wednesday and is expected to return to action in 12 to 14 weeks. The Cavaliers open up training camp on Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Shumpert finished last season as the starting shooting guard for the Cavaliers.

Scott Piker has spent over 15 years in the Cleveland media covering news and sports with experience in radio, television, print and digital media. He has covered everything from high school, college, Indians, Browns, Cavaliers and Buckeyes. Scott spent five years as the sports producer at WEWS NewsChannel 5, the ABC affiliate in Cleveland and also has his sports work featured on Scott has also received an emmy award in television news. Scott was born and raised and still resides in his hometown of Madison, Ohio.

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