Porzingis, who underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, is expected to miss at least 10 months, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
While a relatively long time, a 10-plus-month recovery period is nothing out of the ordinary for a torn ACL. Optimistically, Porzingis could return in the middle of December, though it would not be surprising if the organization opted to keep their prized young player out a bit longer for precautionary reasons. Prior to suffering the injury, Porzingis was having a career year, averaging 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game.
Porzingis will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, Steve Popper of The Bergen Record reports.
Porzingis tore his ACL exactly one week prior landing awkwardly after a made dunk. While the exact length of his absence remains undetermined, it seems likely that the 22-year-old All-Star won't be ready in time for the start of the 2018-19 season. As for what's left of the current season, Michael Beasley is expected to see the biggest jump in fantasy value given the added playing time available.
An MRI following Tuesday's game against the Bucks confirmed that Porzingis suffered an ACL tear in his left knee, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
This is obviously devastating news for Porzingis and the Knicks. The big man will finish his his third season with averages of 22.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, and 1.9 threes across 32.8 minutes per game. From a fantasy perspective, the primary beneficiary of his absence for the remainder of the season will be Michael Beasley, who should be picked up in all leagues if available. Porzingis will now set his sights on his recovery process and a return sometime next season. The Knicks have not yet provided a recovery timetable, but it's likely Porzingis will miss the start of the 2018-19 season.
Porzingis is set to undergo an MRI on his left knee after injuring it in Tuesday's matchup versus the Bucks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Porzingis drove for a dunk in the second quarter of the contest, but landed awkwardly on his way down. He was immediately went in pain and had to be helped to the locker room. While Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports that the big man is able to to put weight on his knee, the results of his MRI will provide more clarity on the situation. Expect an update once more information is provided.
Porzingis had to be helped to the locker room after suffering an apparent knee injury in Tuesday's game against the Bucks.
Porzingis landed awkwardly after throwing down a dunk and immediately went down. He was in obvious pain and had to be helped to the locker room. The severity of the injury is not known at this time, but expect an update once the Knicks provide more information.
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