Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis Tears ACL
The season for New York Knicks all-star forward Kristaps Porzingis is apparently over.
An MRI has confirmed that the 22-year-old suffered a torn ACL Tuesday night during a home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
You can check out how it happened below:
An MRI revealed that Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis tore his ACL in Tuesday night’s 103-89 loss to the Bucks. pic.twitter.com/LczJ5muDvz
— ESPN (@espn) February 7, 2018
This is a major blow for the Knicks. Porzingis has continued to improve since New York drafted him with the fourth overall pick in 2015. The 7’3 Latvian had quickly become the face of the franchise following the departure of ten-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony, who the team traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder back in September.
Anthony, who seemingly had a solid relationship with Porzingis, spoke of the injury after the Thunder’s road win against the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night.
“As a friend, forget basketball. As a little brother — to see anybody go through that — but to see him have to deal with that, it’s tough to see and tough to watch”, Anthony said.
Even with Porzingis in the lineup, the Knicks were a long shot to make the playoffs. The team currently sits five games back from the final playoff spot in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.
The recovery time for an ACL tear is about a year.
Poor Knicks’ fans — when will they catch a break?