Immanuel Quickley Likely to Miss Rest of Knicks Series With Ankle Sprain

Immanuel Quickley is likely to miss the rest of the New York Knicks' playoff series against the Miami Heat.
Immanuel Quickley is likely to miss the rest of the New York Knicks' playoff series against the Miami Heat. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sixth Man of the Year runner-up Immanuel Quickley suffered a left ankle injury in the New York Knicks' Game 3 loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday that caused him to exit the game and go straight to the locker room.

By video, Quickley suffered a high-ankle sprain when Heat center Bam Adebayo dove into his left leg while going after a loose ball, according to the Pro Basketball Doctors at Sports Injury Central.

Immanuel Quickley Injury Update

Based on Quickley's injury mechanism and his play style, his injury will be tough to play through and he’s likely to miss the remainder of the series.

After the game, head coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters that Quickley suffered an ankle sprain, but he did not specify the type of ankle sprain or an associated timeline.

Quickley said “it hurt a lot” and did not provide clarity on his return timeline.

Quickley is averaging 9 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1 assist per game in the playoffs on 34.8% shooting and 24.3% shooting from 3-point range.

During the regular season, Quickley averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists on 44.8% shooting from the field and 37% from beyond the arc.

New York will have to find another solution for scoring off the bench unless the former Kentucky guard can heal like his last name. 

Knicks vs. Heat Game 4 Odds

Miami is favored by 4.5 points at home in Game 4 and the over/under is 207.5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Heat are -240 to win the series, while the Knicks are +194.

New York is +4300 to win the NBA Finals.

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