Surgery side­lines Knicks’ Porzingis

China Daily - - HOLIDAY | SPORTS -

New York Knicks All-Star cen­ter Kristaps Porzingis un­der­went surgery in Man­hat­tan on Tues­day to re­pair a torn an­te­rior cru­ci­ate lig­a­ment in his left knee.

The team did not pro­vide a time­line for Porzingis’ re­turn, but ESPN re­ported the 7-foot-3 Lat­vian is ex­pected to be out for at least 10 months — the stan­dard re­cov­ery time for ACL surgery.

The surgery took place ex­actly one week af­ter Porzingis’ knee buck­led as he landed af­ter a dunk against the Mil­wau­kee Bucks on Feb 6.

Porzingis was av­er­ag­ing 22.7 points, 6.6 re­bounds and an NBA-best 2.4 blocks per game in his third NBA sea­son, and was an All-Star se­lec­tion.

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