Kristaps Porzingis received injection in sore right knee
Kristaps Porzingis has not played since he suffered a knee injury during the Dallas Mavericks’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers over a week ago, and the team is doing what it can to get him feeling better.
Porzingis received an injection to alleviate soreness in his right knee recently, ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reports. He was also dealing with an illness that has delayed his recovery.
Filed to ESPN: Kristaps Porzingis recently had a PRP injection in the sore right knee that has sidelined him since New Year’s Day. Mavs commonly use that kind of injection to treat injuries. Illness has delayed his recovery. He’ll miss his 6th straight game vs. Lakers.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 9, 2020
Porzingis will not play against the Lakers on Friday, which will be his sixth consecutive missed game. The good news is the injury is to his right knee, which is not the same knee in which he tore his ACL two years ago.
The Mavericks are 23-14 on the season and on track to make the playoffs, so they will likely continue to play it safe with Porzingis. The big man is averaging 17.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game in his first season of actual play in Dallas. The priority is having him healthy down the stretch and into the postseason.