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

The injuries are piling up for the Knicks.

In late January, All-Star forward Julius Randle suffered a dislocated shoulder and is expected to be sidelined through All-Star weekend. A few weeks later, All-Star guard Jalen Brunson went down with an ankle injury, the severity of which is still unknown.

Brunson is putting together the best season of his career. Through 49 games, he’s averaging 27.2 points, 6.5 assists and 3.9 rebounds on 48.2 percent shooting from the field. He recently earned his first All-Star selection and is considered to be a fringe MVP candidate.

How long will the Knicks be without Brunson? Here’s everything you need to know about his injury.

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What is Jalen Brunson’s injury?

Brunson appeared to suffer a right ankle injury in New York’s win over Memphis on Feb. 6.

With 5:31 remaining in the fourth quarter, Brunson’s ankle turned as he planted his foot on a drive to the basket. He was initially seen trying to shake off the injury on the bench but eventually went back to the locker room.

Here’s the play Brunson suffered the injury:

Brunson did not return to the game. He finished with 27 points and eight assists in 31 minutes.

How long is Jalen Brunson out?

It’s unknown if Brunson will miss time with the injury.

When asked about Brunson’s injury after the game, Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau didn’t have an update.

Brunson left the arena without a boot, crutches or a pronounced limp, though he was walking gingerly, per The New York Post’s Stefan Bondy.

Knicks schedule 2023-24

Here are the remaining games on New York’s schedule before All-Star Weekend:

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV channel
Feb. 8 vs. Mavericks 7:30 p.m. TNT
Feb. 10 vs. Pacers 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 12 at Rockets 8 p.m.
Feb. 14 at Magic 7 p.m.

Jalen Brunson 2023-24 stats

  • 27.2 points per game
  • 6.5 assists per game
  • 3.9 rebounds per game
  • 0.9 steals per game
  • 0.2 blocks per game
  • 2.3 turnovers per game
  • 48.2 percent field goal shooting
  • 41.1 percent 3-point shooting
  • 83.4 percent free throw shooting

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