The Knicks’ guard dislocated his shoulder on Tuesday night versus the Nets, but the team announced a bigger injury in Baker the next day.
New York Knicks combo guard Ron Baker has torn his right shoulder in addition to the shoulder’s dislocation, according to the team.
The Knicks have yet to release information on when the team could expect Baker’s return.
Ron Baker left the Knicks–Nets game on Tuesday in the first quarter visibly ailing from a shoulder injury. Making minimal contact with Brooklyn’s DeMarre Carroll, Baker grabbed his right arm and was treated by New York’s medical staff before heading to the locker room for the remainder of the contest.
A closer look at the shoulder injury that sent Ron Baker to the locker room.
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Although X-rays were negative and suggestion no physical damage, the team announced on Wednesday a torn labrum.
Baker has played in 29 games in 2017–18 season, averaging 2.4 points and 1.6 assists in 13.3 minutes per game.
In the past offseason, the Knicks re-signed Baker to a two-year contract worth $8.9 million, including a player option in the second year.
UPDATE 10:35 a.m. EST 2/5.
Ron Baker will undergo arthroscopic surgery in his right shoulder, thus ending his season with a 4-6 month recovery schedule, per ESPN’s Ian Begley.