Surgery sidelines Knicks’ Porzingis
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.