Kristaps Porzingis Tears ACL, Will Miss Season

Tricia Pearson
February 8, 2018

Kristaps Porzingis, the New York Knicks forward has torn his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) in the left knee.

Porzingis returned to the Garden on Tuesday night, after he'd undergone the MRI that revealed the torn ACL.

The Knicks' first game without Porzingis will be on Thursday when they visit Toronto to play against the Raptors. While they could have (wrongfully) fancied themselves potential playoff contenders and approached the trade deadline as buyers prior to Tuesday night, Porzingis' absence guarantees they're heading straight toward the lottery. Porzingis, who is likely to have surgery soon, will probably be out until this time next season. The Knicks picked Hernangomez 35th in the 2015 NBA Draft, but has fallen out of favor in New York's rotation as the season has gone on.

Tuesday marked the latest low point in a 21st century full of them for the Knicks, who have continually found new ways to implode over the past 17 years - during which they've managed to compile just four winning seasons. In all, he has missed seven games this season and 33 over the course of his first 2½ seasons in the National Basketball Association. Or should I say, "was" a bright young spot.

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NY cut its deficit to as low as 12 late in the fourth, but Milwaukee cruised to an easy win.

Knicks coaches and medical personnel came over to attend to Porzingis on the baseline. "Now that won't change as long as I'm here, regardless of where were at record-wise". I'm just going to pray for him tonight. Jeff Hornacek exchanged words with his star player. With AP Photos.Kristaps Porzingis will have to wait to play in the All-Star Game the playoffs. Well, Kristaps is going to coming off a serious injury that could possibly affect his jump shot, speed, and dunking/shot-blocking ability.

The 7-foot-3 Latvian has missed time in each of this first two pro seasons due to various injuries, and was sidelined for several games earlier this year with ankle and knee woes.

"More than a basketball player, he's my brother, " Knicks center Enes Kanter said of Porzingis, via ESPN.com . And given the unlikelihood of NY finding a taker for exiled center Joakim Noah, he may wind up getting his wish and receiving more playing time after the trade deadline, particularly if the Knicks do move O'Quinn.

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