BREAKING: MRI reveals torn ACL for Kristaps Porzginis
The New York Knicks took on the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, and Kristaps Porzingis went down with a knee injury on a dunk on Bucks’ star Giannis Antetokounmpo. After initially needing help to the locker room and walking it off on his way out of the arena, and MRI has revealed that Porzingis has a torn ACL.
Medical Update: An MRI confirmed that Kristaps Porzingis tore the ACL in his left knee.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 7, 2018
Shams Charania of The Vertical reports that Porzingis is already scheduling season-ending surgery on his torn ACL and will have a timeline for his return post-op.
Sources: Knicks All-Star Kristaps Porzingis is scheduling season-ending surgery on torn ACL in his knee, with return timetable after procedure.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2018
Porzingis tore his ACL on this play early in the game.
This is it. This is the end. Kristaps Porzingis suffers knee injury after dunking on Giannis Antetokounmpo, carried to locker room. pic.twitter.com/fqQK5TTbDy
— N/A (@World_Wide_Wob) February 7, 2018
Porzingis played just 11 minutes, scoring 10 points with two rebounds and three blocks in tonight’s game. This will mark a very unfortunate end to what would’ve been his first year an NBA All-Star. In his third season in the league, Porzingis averaged 22.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 2.4 blocks per game on 43.7 percent shooting from the field and 39.2 percent from beyond the arc.