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Mavs’ Porzingis Undergoes Surgery for Lateral Meniscus Tear

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Dallas Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis underwent surgery to repair a lateral meniscus injury in his right knee on Friday.

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Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis underwent knee surgery on Friday. Porzingis, who suffered a lateral meniscus injury in his right knee in Game 1 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs, will now start the rehabilitation process.

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon detailed the news on Friday.

Kristaps Porzingis underwent surgery to address the lateral meniscus injury in his right knee suffered during the playoffs, the Dallas Mavericks announced Friday.

According to the team’s statement, Porzingis will begin rehabilitation immediately with no set timetable to be cleared for basketball activities.

McMahon went on to reveal that the Mavs are optimistic that Porzingis will be ready to participate in training camp prior to the start of next season.

Sources have told ESPN that the Mavs are optimistic that Porzingis will be able to participate in training camp, which will begin at an undetermined date because of the uncertainty of next season’s NBA schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his first full season with the Mavericks, Porzingis averaged 20.4 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

You can read the full update from MacMahon at ESPN.