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Knicks rookie Immanuel Quickley will not return to opener vs. Pacers

Rookie guard suffered a hip pointer in Wednesday’s season opener against Indiana and was unable to make it back into the game.

 Immanuel Quickley of the New York Knicks looks on during the game against the Indiana Pacers on December 23, 2020 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.  Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

The New York Knicks could already be dealing with a serious injury. Rookie point guard Immanuel Quickly appeared to suffer a non-contact hip injury in the second quarter of his team’s Wednesday matchup against the Indiana Pacers. He won’t return to the game.

Quickley was a spark plug off the bench while he was playing and provided five points, an assist, and a rebound in 12 minutes. He was able to get an opportunity to be a rotation player because of injuries to Dennis Smith Jr. and Austin Rivers.