Kristaps Porzingis to undergo season-ending surgery for torn ACL in left knee
New York Knicks fans’ worst fears became true on Tuesday when it was revealed that Kristaps Porzingis suffered a torn ACL in his left knee.
Porzingis left Tuesday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks after hurting his knee on a dunk attempt in the second quarter. He had to be helped into the locker room.
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 was taken for an MRI, which revealed the torn ACL. The Vertical’s Shams Charania reports that Porzingis is already scheduling season-ending surgery.
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
This is just awful news. Porzingis is in his third season in the league and was averaging a career-best 22.9 points and 2.4 blocks per game. Now not only will he miss the rest of the season, but his availability for the first few months of next season will also be in question.