Knicks All-Star Kristaps Porzingis Diagnosed with Torn ACL | Def Pen

New York Knicks All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis has suffered a torn ACL. The Latvian big man went down with a knee injury and eventually had to be helped off the court. Porzingis went up for a right-handed slam as Giannis Antetokounmpo went for the block. KP put the dunk down but his left leg buckled as he landed. He collapsed on the court and immediately grabbed the back of his knee.

He had an MRI exam on the knee after the game. The team formally announced the diagnosis was a torn ACL after Kristaps underwent further testing.

Porzingis, 22, was scheduled to play in his first NBA All-Star later this month in Los Angeles. In 47 contests this season he’s averaged a career-best 22.9 points per game with 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 32.8 minutes per game. For his career Porzingis 17.8 points with 7.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists.


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