The Cleveland Cavaliers may be down another man.
Iman Shumpert left tonight's game with what appeared to be a left shoulder injury in the middle of the first quarter of Game 4. Shumpert appeared to get injured when Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green set a hard screen on Shumpert and Shumpert's arm got caught between Green and Steph Curry. The left shoulder is the same one Shumpert inured earlier this year as a member of the New York Knicks and caused his Cavaliers debut to be delayed.
Shumpert going to locker room after getting caught on left shoulder by Draymond Green screen.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 10, 2015
Keep in mind: Shumpert dislocated his left shoulder in December as a member of the Knicks. Appeared to be holding the same shoulder just now— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) June 10, 2015
Here is a GIF of the play via The Cauldron. (h/t Matt Moore of CBS Sports)
GIF: Iman Shumpert's arm got caught between Draymond Green and Steph Curry pic.twitter.com/b07oDW4T0G— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) June 10, 2015
If Shumpert is out for the game or longer, he will join Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love - both of whom are out for the playoffs -on the sidelines. It could also force Shawn Marion, Mike Miller and/or rookie Joe Harris into extended minutes.
Update - 9:54 p.m.
Per ABC's Doris Burke on the broadcast, Shumpert is able to return and will likely give it a go, but the Cavs are not specifying what injury Shumpert suffered. He is currently on the bench in uniform and wearing a sleeve on his left shoulder.
Iman Shumpert back on #Cavaliers bench. Wearing a special compression shirt under his jersey now.— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 10, 2015