Knicks All-Star F Kristaps Porzingis Leaves Game With Apparent Knee Injury
08 February, 2018, 00:40 | Author: Cary Erickson
NY was leading 31-30 at the time of injury, and Porzingis was off to a great start in the game, scoring 10 points after hitting four of his first five shots.
Porzingis went up for a dunk with Antetokounmpo defending him, but the Latvian landed awkwardly, tweaking his knee in the wrong direction and was in considerable pain.
"More than a basketball player, he's my brother", Knicks center Enes Kanter said. DeMarcus Cousins is out for the season with a ruptured achilles, and a knee procedure has sidelined Washington Wizards star John Wall for the next two months.
Details of the injury are still coming in.
This is some absolutely brutal news for Porzingis and the Knicks.
On top of that, Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics broke his leg in the first game of the season, and is not expected to return until the 2018-19 campaign.
Porzingis has been one of the NBA's best players this season, earning his first All Star bid this season.
The Knicks entered their game against the Bucks four games out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference, having lost 10 of 14. He has become the new face of the franchise and has the talent to lead the team back to the playoffs.
Now he will have to work even harder to come back from a serious injury. "He can do it".
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