Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert will undergo arthroscopic surgery on left knee

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ATLANTA — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday, the team announced Thursday prior to the Cavs’ game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Shumpert, who has missed four out of the Cavs’ last five games because of his left knee effusion (commonly known as a fluid buildup), was reevaluated Tuesday by Cleveland team physicians Dr. Richard Parker and Dr. James Rosneck. It was determined at that time that surgery is necessary.

Shumpert is averaging 4.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting 38.6 percent from the field in 20.8 minutes per game this season. He has started six games at point guard because of injuries to Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas.

The procedure will be completed at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, after which a timetable for an expected recovery will be provided, according to the team.



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