The New York Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis received devastating news after he underwent an MRI on his knee. He will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.
New York Knicks’ fans held their breathe during Tuesday night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks after forward Kristaps Porzingis landed awkwardly after dunking the ball. It looked like his knee gave way and he suffered a serious injury.
Porzingis immediately went to a local hospital in order to undergo an MRI. Now the Knicks have announced that he did in fact suffer a torn ACL in his left knee. This is brutal news.
Medical Update: An MRI confirmed that Kristaps Porzingis tore the ACL in his left knee.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 7, 2018
Sources: Knicks All-Star Kristaps Porzingis is scheduling season-ending surgery on torn ACL in his knee, with return timetable after procedure.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2018
While the Knicks have been struggling lately, losing Porzingis certainly puts them out of playoff contention.
I would expect Michael Beasley to now take over as the Knicks’ starting power forward for the reminder of the season. He unfortunately had an off night against the Bucks, but has been a bright spot for them.
New York may also want to consider re-signing Beasley, who’s on a one-year contract, give the fact that Porzingis will not be ready for the start of next season. He may not be ready until February of 2019.
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