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How long is Jalen Brunson out? Ankle injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Knicks guard

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New York’s guard depth could be tested in the coming games.

Jalen Brunson has yet to miss a game this season, but he left the team’s win over the Kings on Sunday with a foot injury. The Knicks guard returned from a hard fall earlier in the same game.

Through 27 games, Brunson is averaging career-highs of 20.1 points, 6.3 assists and 1.1 steals on 46.4 percent shooting from the field. He’s second on the Knicks in scoring and first in assists.

What’s next for Brunson? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news on when he may return to the court.

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What is Jalen Brunson’s injury?

Brunson left New York’s win over Sacramento on Dec. 11 with a right foot injury.

Brunson suffered the injury in the fourth quarter when Kings guard Davion Mitchell landed on his right foot on a drive to the basket. Brunson hobbled to the locker room and did not return.

Here’s the play Brunson hurt his foot:

How long will Jalen Brunson be out?

Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau said after the game that Brunson sprained his ankle, adding that they’ll “see how it feels tomorrow.”

Following their win over the Kings, the Knicks head to Chicago for the first stop on a three-game road trip. They’ll face the Bulls twice in Chicago before traveling to Indiana to play the Pacers.

The Knicks return home on Dec. 20 for a matchup with the Warriors.

Here’s New York’s schedule between now and its Christmas Day meeting with Philadelphia:

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV channel
Dec. 14 at Bulls 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 16 at Bulls 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 18 at Pacers 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 20 vs. Warriors 7:30 p.m. TNT
Dec. 21 vs. Raptors 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 23 vs. Bulls 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 25 vs. 76ers 12:00 p.m. ABC/ESPN

Jalen Brunson career stats, highlights

  • 12.6 points per game
  • 4.0 assists per game
  • 3.1 rebounds per game
  • 0.6 steals per game
  • 0.1 blocks per game
  • 1.4 turnovers per game
  • 25.3 minutes per game
  • 49.0 percent shooting
  • 36.7 percent 3-point shooting
  • 81.6 percent free throw shooting


Credit: sportingnews.com

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