Is Jalen Brunson playing tonight? Latest injury update for Knicks vs Hawks March 5

Jalen Brunson suffered a left knee contusion on Sunday.

New York Knicks, Jalen Brunson
New York Knicks, Jalen Brunson / Kevin C. Cox/GettyImages
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The fact there's speculation about whether or not New York Knicks star point guard Jalen Brunson will play on Tuesday is a miracle in itself. What looked like a season-ending injury resulted in negative X-rays and a left knee contusion.

In the first minute of Sunday's game, Brunson went up for a jumper, and his lower body twitched in pain. He went down and struggled to get up and off the court, even with assistance. Knicks fans watched in horror, but luckily, that horror didn't last for too long. Brunson was listed as questionable to return. Even though he was listed as out shortly after that, fans were hopeful.

After New York's win, Tom Thibodeau said there was a chance Brunson would be able to play against the Hawks on Tuesday. Brunson and the Knicks, who have already been without three starters, avoided a disaster.

Jalen Brunson's status for tonight's game vs. Hawks

Jalen Brunson (left knee contusion) is listed as questionable.

UPDATE: Jalen Brunson is out.

Shake Milton's status for tonight's game vs. Hawks

On Monday, Shake Milton officially cleared waivers. He plans to sign with New York, but it hasn't been made official.

UPDATE: On Tuesday morning, the Shake Milton signing became official. SNY's Ian Begley reported he'll be with the team tonight.

Trae Young's status for tonight's game vs. Knicks

Trae Young (finger) is out. He underwent surgery last week and is expected to be re-evaluated in three weeks.

Knicks injury report

Jalen Brunson (left knee contusion) is questionable. Julius Randle (shoulder), OG Anunoby (elbow), and Mitchell Robinson (ankle) are out.

UPDATE: Jalen Brunson is out.

Hawks injury report

Trae Young (finger) and Onyeka Okongwu (toe) are out. Kobe Bufkin (toe) is questionable.

Projected starting lineups tonight

New York: Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo, Josh Hart, Precious Achiuwa, Isaiah Hartenstein

Atlanta: Dejounte Murray, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Saddiq Bey, Jalen Johnson, Clint Capela

New York's next five opponents

The Knicks will play three more games at MGS before going on a three-game road trip out West.

March 8 vs. Orlando

March 10 vs. Philadelphia

March 12 vs. Philadelphia

March 14 at Portland

March 16 at Sacramento

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