Knicks Provide Update on Jalen Brunson’s Injury

Update : Jalen Brunson is out there on the court, gearing up for the second half, and he’s set to take the starting position as the game progresses. He will start the second half. 

The Knicks say Jalen Brunson is questionable to return against the Indiana Pacers due to a sore right foot he suffered during the game.

Brunson left the game near the end of the first quarter due to an unspecified injury and headed to the locker room. He didn’t come back to the bench at the beginning of the second quarter. Until we know more about his condition, it’s uncertain if he’ll be able to return to the game.

Miles McBride will likely take on most of the point guard responsibilities in his absence, and Shake Milton might get a chance to play for the first time in this postseason.

New York is already missing key players like Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson, and Bojan Bogdanović, which has left them with a thin lineup for the playoffs. In Game 1 against Indiana, the entire bench only scored three points, even with Robinson playing.

The team can’t afford any more injuries, especially to Brunson, who has been carrying them throughout the postseason. Brunson came into Wednesday’s game after scoring 40 or more points in each of the last four games, including 43 in Game 1 of this series.

He also joined the ranks of NBA legends like Michael Jordan and LeBron James by posting at least 35 points and five assists in four straight playoff games this postseason.

Being mentioned alongside Jordan and James shows just how outstanding Brunson has been in these playoffs. Anything less than reaching the Eastern Conference Finals would be disappointing for the Knicks, who are the No. 2 seed in the East and lead the series against Indiana 1-0.

However, if Brunson suffers a significant injury, it would change the entire situation drastically. The Knicks might struggle to keep up with the Pacers throughout a seven-game series without their star player, given the firepower they’ve already lost due to injuries.

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