Knicks concerned over Julius Randle’s dislocated shoulder vs. Heat
- By Lyrical World
Randle often plays through pain unnoticed due to his coach's description.
After hurting his shoulder in a hard fall against the Heat in the closing minutes, Randle did not continue playing.
An MRI will determine the severity of Randle's injury after initial X-rays revealed a dislocated right shoulder.
As Randle attempted to draw a charge on Miami's Jaime Jaquez Jr., he collided with DaQuan Randle at 4:27 of the fourth quarter.
Rather than attempt to earn a free throw to remain eligible, Randle extended his right arm to break his fall.
Randle has consistently played for the Knicks since joining in 2019. Despite the injury, he has played all but 15 games.
Despite pain and ankle surgery last June, he has not missed a game this season.
In the six straight games since the trade for OG Anunoby, Randle has been a major component of the Knicks' success.
This may be Randle's best season, as he averages 24 points on 47.2 percent shooting, 9.2 rebounds, and improved passing of the ball.
As more information becomes available, Thibodeau remained cautious in speculating on Randle's injury.
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