New York Knicks’ center Enes Kanter could miss some time as he prepares to undergo surgery on his mouth.
Tuesday night was a brutal night for the New York Knicks as they were blown out by the Milwaukee Bucks and lost three of their top players to injuries.
Star forward Kristaps Porzingis suffered a torn ACL, during the second quarter. Michael Beasley will have to now start for the remainder of the season.
Then, later on in the game, Tim Hardaway Jr. went down after getting kicked in his shin. The same leg that forced him to miss six weeks earlier in the season. X-rays were negative, but he might need to undergo more tests.
After the game, Knicks’ starting center Enes Kanter revealed that he’ll need to undergo oral surgery after once again getting hit in the mouth, which broke open the stitching in his mouth.
The cut in Enes Kanter’s mouth opened again. He said a Team doctor says he needs oral surgery. He’s scheduled to have surgery tomorrow.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 7, 2018
Kanter did tell the media that he hopes to be able to play in the Knicks next game against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. If he’s unable to play, he could be back for Sunday’s match-up with the Indiana Pacers.
Kyle O’Quinn or Willy Hernagomez could get the start, if either player doesn’t end up getting traded before Thursday’s deadline.