Knicks’ Quentin Grimes Exits Game Due to Suspected Hand InjuryNovember 16, 2023
The Knicks’ Guard Quentin Grimes Leaves Game vs. Hawks with Hand Injury.
Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed that starting guard Quentin Grimes left the game against the Hawks due to an apparent hand injury. Grimes injured his left hand while playing defense against Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic in the fourth quarter. Grimes then walked out of the game and headed to the locker room for further evaluation by the Knicks trainers. The injury to Grimes comes at a bad time for the Knicks, who were already missing RJ Barrett due to a migraine. Grimes, who was on a hot streak from downtown, might miss some time depending on the severity of the injury. Despite the setback, Knicks’ Jalen Brunson emphasized the team’s “next man up” mentality and expressed confidence in the team’s ability to step up and work together. Grimes scored 11 points before leaving the game and is shooting 40.3 percent from downtown on the season. Additionally, there was no bad blood between Julius Randle and Trae Young after a brief altercation in the game. Finally, Brunson’s scoring surge in the final minutes of the game helped the Knicks secure a narrow victory over the Hawks.