The New York Knicks will be without star Kristaps Porzingis after he tore the ACL in his left knee, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley. Porzingis is set to schedule season-ending surgery, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.
The big man went down on this play:
Kristaps Porzingis knee injury, heads to the lockeroom pic.twitter.com/LB8RVepb5R— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) February 7, 2018
Porzingis seemed optimistic about the injury, prior to confirmation of its severity.
Kristaps Porzingis was walking on his own and described as "OK" as he went to the hospital for an MRI on his left knee, per league sources.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 7, 2018
In his third season with the Knicks, he’s averaging 22.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and a league-leading 2.4 blocks per game.
He was set to join Team LeBron at the NBA All-Star Game, but will now need a replacement. He’ll be the fourth player on LeBron James’ team to be replaced due to injury, joining DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Love and John Wall.