Report: Kristaps Porzingis Out for Remainder of Season with Torn Left ACL
An MRI on New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis revealed he tore the ACL in his left knee in Tuesday’s 103-89 residence loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the group introduced.
The damage occurred three minutes into the second quarter when Porzingis landed on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s foot after changing a dunk. His left ankle appeared to buckle on the play. Porzingis instantly grabbed his left knee after touchdown and was clearly in ache. Porzingis wanted to be helped off the ground by two teammates, and he wasn’t placing a lot weight on his left leg.
Porzingis entered play Tuesday averaging a team-leading 22.9 factors per sport and an NBA-high 2.four blocks per sport.
He beforehand missed two video games attributable to a left knee subject and two video games attributable to an ankle damage. In all, he has missed seven video games this season and 33 over the course of his first 2½ seasons within the NBA.
New York (23-32) entered play Tuesday remaining hopeful of making a playoff run, although lacking Porzingis for prolonged time would definitely dampen these hopes.
The Knicks entered their sport towards the Bucks 4 video games out of eighth place within the Eastern Conference, having misplaced 10 of 14.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN