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Kristaps Porzingis Tears ACL, Expected to Miss Remainder of Season

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The Knicks star went down in the second quarter and a post-game MRI revealed the injury.

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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:

Porzingis seemed optimistic about the injury, prior to confirmation of its severity.

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.