Porzingis suffered the injury in the second quarter of Thursday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, with the training staff choosing to keep him out for the remainder of the game.
While there isn’t a concrete diagnosis yet, the injury is likely to sideline him at least until Monday, when he could make a potential return against the Toronto Raptors.
Lance Thomas would be the most likely candidate to get the start in his place when the Knicks take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, as the team may opt to play smaller without their 7-foot-3 unicorn. New York will have to once again heavily rely on Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose to do most of the scoring, but their inside defense will be greatly affected by his absence.
Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 18.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game in 50 games this season.