New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis may need to undergo surgery after the season.
It was a bit of a surprise when the New York Knicks ruled out star forward Kristaps Porzingis for Wednesday night’s game against the Orlando Magic due to elbow bursitis and sprained ankle.
The Knicks unfortunately fell to the Magic by a score of 112-99, but it sounds like Porzingis may need to go under the knife.
Porzingis has come out and stated that he may need to have a surgical procedure done after the season, in order to relieve the elbow bursitis.
“When I hit it again it just swells up and it’s sensitive and I can’t stretch my arm,’’ Porzingis said, via the NY Post. “It bothers me a little bit but not that bad. It’s always, I have to get the swelling down and then I’ll be fine again. But I think once the season’s over. I might have to do something about it. I just can’t keep going like this every year.”
After just playing on Tuesday night, Porzingis felt like it would be smart to take the night off, in order to give himself some rest.
“Sometimes it’s smart when something’s hurting to maybe sit out one game and not later lose four games,’’ Porzingis said. “But in this case, I got to the point with the ankle I needed to give it a rest. Hopefully I’ll be ready next game.”
It will be interesting to see how Porzingis’ elbow injury affects his play for the rest of the season. I’m sure this won’t be the first time he takes a night off.